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Education and mobility

By Stephen Machin, Panu Pelkonen and Kjell Salvanes


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

Topics: HC Economic History and Conditions, LA History of education
Publisher: Centre for the Economics of Education, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2008
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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