Geographic Mobility in the European Union: Optimising its Economic and Social Benefits

Holger Bonin, Werner Eichhorst, Christer Florman, Mette Okkels Hansen, Lena Skiöld, Jan Stuhler, Konstantinos Tatsiramos, Henrik Thomasen, Klaus Zimmermann

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The study has a dual goal. The first objective is to present both a comprehensive and at the same time concise picture of the extent of geographic mobility in the European Union, its evolution over time and of the characteristics of individuals affected by mobility. The second objective is to investigate how geographic mobility in the European Union can be optimised. The study adopts a wide definition of geographic mobility. It considers not only changes of residency within countries and across borders, but also various other mobility contracts, such as cross-border and regional commuting.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBonn
PublisherIZA – Institute of Labor Economics
Number of pages152
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIZA Research Report

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