Overeducation and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets

Croce, Giuseppe and Ghignoni, Emanuela (2011) Overeducation and spatial flexibility in Italian local labour markets. Working Paper. Dipartimento di Economia e Diritto, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italia.

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According to a recent strand of literature this paper highlights the relevance of spatial mobility as an explanatory factor of the individual risk of being overeducated. To investigate the causal link between spatial mobility and overeducation we use individual information about daily home-to-work commuting time and choices to relocate in a different local area to get a job. In our model we also take into account relevant local labour markets features. We use a probit bivariate model to control for selective access to employment, and test the possibility of endogeneity of the decision to migrate. Separate estimations are run for upper-secondary and tertiary graduates. The results sustain the appropriateness of the estimation technique and show a significantly negative impact of the daily commuting time for the former group, as well as, negative impact of the decision to migrate and of the migration distance for the latter one.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: JEL classification: J21, J61, J62
Uncontrolled Keywords: Overeducation, Spatial flexibility, Local labour markets, Sample selection bias
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 330 Economia
Depositing User: Dipartimento economia e diritto
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 11:24
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2011 11:24
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/3456

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