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Is migration important for regional convergence? Comparative evidence for Norwegian and Swedish counties, 1980-2000
(Working paper; Arbeidsnotat, 2006-06)
Regional convergence studies have relied on net migration data in assessing the impact of migration. With heterogeneous labour, the implied symmetrical treatment of immigration and emigration cannot be justified a priori.. Because of heterogeneity among migrants, gross migration flows may lead to considerable interregional redistribution of human capital even when net migration is zero. Moreover, ...