We wish to thank Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay, Stratford Douglas, Ge Lin, Peter Schaeffer, anonymous referees, and one of the Journal's co-editors, Marlon Boarnet, for their helpful comments.
THE JOINT CHOICE OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S OCCUPATION AND DESTINATION*
Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008
© 2008, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Regional Science
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 893–919, December 2008
How to Cite
Christiadi, . and Cushing, B. (2008), THE JOINT CHOICE OF AN INDIVIDUAL'S OCCUPATION AND DESTINATION. Journal of Regional Science, 48: 893–919. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2008.00570.x
- Issue published online: 27 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 24 JUL 2008
- Received: February 2006; revised: August 2007, January 2008; accepted: January 2008.
ABSTRACT This study examines the relationship between an individual's occupation choice and destination choice. It portrays the relationship as an interaction between the supply of occupational skills by individuals and demand by different labor-market regions. The unusual merger of a multinomial logit model of occupational choice and the conditional logit model of destination choice in a simultaneous equation framework requires derivation of a unique variance–covariance matrix. Results indicate strong association between supply of (migration) and demand for (industry mix) an individual's occupational skills. These effects are especially strong for destinations experiencing slow economic growth, while relatively unimportant for high-growth locations.