Local amenities and life-cycle migration: Do people move for jobs or fun?

@article{Chen2008LocalAA,
  title={Local amenities and life-cycle migration: Do people move for jobs or fun?},
  author={Y. Chen and S. Rosenthal},
  journal={Journal of Urban Economics},
  year={2008},
  volume={64},
  pages={519-537}
}
Do households move for jobs or fun, and where do they go when they move? We address these questions using the 1970-2000 US Census. Based on a panel of quality of life and business environment measures, households prefer MSAs in warm coastal areas and non-metropolitan locations, while firms prefer large, growing cities. In addition, cities with improving business environments acquire increasing shares of workers, especially workers with high levels of human capital; cities with improving… Expand
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