This paper examines the impact of job characteristics and of length of residence in one place on the likelihood of interstate migration for young men at different points in the early life course. An event history analysis of a sample of U.S. white males between the ages of 14 and 39 indicates that job rewards and location-specific resources vary at different stages of the life cycle, that the effects of some of these job-related factors differ according to marital status, and that the rate of interstate migration is significantly more dependent on length of residence for married men with children than for single men.

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