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Employment expectations and the costs of migration

Authors
Journal
Journal of Rural Studies
0743-0167
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0743-0167(85)90090-7
Disciplines
  • Economics

Abstract

Abstract This paper analyses the employment and migration expectations and the perceived costs and returns to migration of a group of workers who have recently lost their employment due to the closure of the major employer in a small rural community. A model of migration decision-making is developed and data relating to this are presented. The contingent valuation approach is used to estimate the losses associated with a move away from the area. The results of an attempt to estimate the complete migration model are described. Finally, the likely approach to the issue of migration under these particular circumtances is discussed.

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