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Where do the highly educated migrate? Micro-level evidence from finland

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  • Jari RitsilAa
  • Mika Haapanen

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This paper analyses the role which migration of highly educated labour plays in human capital reallocation. The study focuses on actual migrants, examining the direct effect of educational attainment on destination choices. The paper uses the ordered probability model and a micro-level data set in econometric analyses. Individual level investigations of migrants show that highly educated migrants are likely to move to urban regions. As a result, the reallocation of highly educated labour, and thereby also the redistribution of human capital, seems to be taking place in Finland.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal International Review of Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 437-448

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  1. Arntz, Melanie, 2006. "What attracts human capital? Understanding the skill composition of interregional job matches in Germany," ZEW Discussion Papers 06-62, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
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  3. Sofia Tano, 2014. "Regional clustering of human capital: school grades and migration of university graduates," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 52(2), pages 561-581, March.
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  5. Petri Böckerman & Mika Haapanen, 2013. "The effect of polytechnic reform on migration," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 593-617, April.
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  7. Waldorf, Brigitte S., 2007. "Brain Drain in Rural America," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 9866, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  8. Rosa Sanchis-Guarner & Enrique Lopez-Bazo, 2006. "Are Skilled Workers More Attracted to Economic Agglomerations?," ERSA conference papers ersa06p120, European Regional Science Association.
  9. Mika Haapanen & Hannu Tervo, 2006. "Migration Behaviour and Duration of Residence Spells of Graduating Students in Finland in 1987-2002," ERSA conference papers ersa06p379, European Regional Science Association.
  10. Signe Jauhiainen, 2005. "Regional Concentration of Highly Educated Couples," ERSA conference papers ersa05p122, European Regional Science Association.

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