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Labor Economics BY George Borjas 8th Edition-Test Bank

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Labor Economics BY George Borjas 8th Edition-Test Bank

Labor Economics, 8e (Borjas)
Chapter 8 Labor Mobility

1) Which of the following is least likely to affect the net gain to migration?
A) an improvement in economic opportunities in the destination state
B) an improvement in economic opportunities in the source state
C) an increase in migration costs
D) changing one’s preferences for living in different places
E) a general increase in the national price level

2) Which of the following regarding internal migration in the United States is not true?
A) Migration is more common among younger workers compared to older workers.
B) Migration is more common among educated workers compared to uneducated workers.
C) Migration equalizes wages across regions.
D) Empirically the mystery is why there is not more internal migration, not why there is not less.
E) Repeat and return migration are rational decisions and routinely occur.

3) Which is not a factor that generates return and/or repeat migration flows?
A) A worker realizes after the move that she or he miscalculated labor market opportunities in the new location.
B) A worker realizes after the move that she or he does not like the weather in the new location.
C) A worker moved initially in order to move up the career ladder in her or his company.
D) A worker lands a job after the move that pays a wage that is much greater than originally expected.
E) A worker realizes after the move that the monetary and psychic costs of moving are not as large as she or he originally calculated.

4) Which of the following statements is consistently associated with the standard migration model?
A) Return migration occurs only when the mover regrets having made the initial move.
B) Repeat migration occurs only when the mover regrets having made the initial move.
C) Repeat migration occurs only when the mover is moving for job-related reasons.
D) The decision to move is expected to increase the household’s overall utility.
E) Moving for job reasons is always done at the expense of family desires.

5) Which of the following statements about migration is not true?
A) Migration is greater among younger workers compared to older workers because older workers have less time over which to benefit from the returns to migration.
B) Migration is greater among highly educated workers compared to less educated workers because the returns to education for highly educated workers vary more from location to location than for workers with low levels of education.
C) Migration is greater among married couples compared to single-person households because migration costs are less for married couples.
D) A tied-stayer is someone who would move if he or she were single.
E) Migration is greater among people who like the adventure of moving compared to people who do not like the adventure of moving because the psychic costs of moving are less for those who enjoy moving.

6) Which of the following is not likely to prevent some people from migrating?
A) not wanting to face high financial costs associated with migrating
B) not wanting to leave their family and friends
C) having a spouse who has a very well-paying job in the current location
D) having a lucrative job offer in a different city
E) having a teenage child who does not want to change high schools

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