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Education and Mobility

Stephen  Machin,  Panu  Pelkonen,  Kjell  Salvanes,  December 2008
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Keywords: education; mobility; labour market.

JEL Classification: I28;J24;J61

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Abstract:

We show that the length of compulsory education has a causal impact on regional labour mobility. The analysis is based on a quasi-exogenous staged Norwegian school reform, and register data on the whole population. Based on the results, we conclude that part of the US-Europe difference, as well as the European North-South difference in labour mobility, is likely to be due to differences in levels of education in the respective regions.