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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Effect of Expected Income on Individual Migration Decisions

John Kennan, James R. Walker

NBER Working Paper No. 9585
Issued in March 2003

---- Acknowledgements -----

The National Science Foundation and the NICHD provided research support. We thank Taisuke Otsu for outstanding research assistance. We are grateful to Joe Altonji, Kate Antonovics, Peter Arcidiacono, Gadi Barlevy. Philip Haile, Igal Hendel, Mike Keane, Derek Neal, John Pencavel, Karl Scholz, Robert Shimer, Chris Taber, Marcelo Veracierto, Ken Wolpin, Jim Ziliak, and seminar and conference participants at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, Carnegie-Mellon, Duke, Iowa, IZA, Ohio State, Penn State, Rochester, SITE, the Upjohn Institute, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Yale for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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