Power-Couples and the Colocation Hypothesis Revisited

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DatePublished - May 2015
Number of pages26
Original languageEnglish

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NameIZA Discussion Papers


We analyse the migration movements of power couples (couples where both members have at least a college degree), half power and no-power couples within Australia. We explicitly allow for potential correlation of these movements with local labour market features. Our results support the urbanisation hypothesis for ongoing couples over either the colocation or tied-mover models. Partnered college graduates like to live in major cities regardless of their gender or the qualifications of their partner.

    Research areas

  • gender, graduates, colocation, tied-mover, urbanisation, migration, power couples

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