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When do students intend to return? Determinants of students' return intentions using a multinomial logit model

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  • Jan-Jan Soon

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    (Department of Economics, University of Otago)

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    Using a multinomial logit model, this paper looks at the determinants of when tertiary level international students intend to return home upon completion of their studies in New Zealand, be it not return, return immediately, return after some working stint, or return after some further education. Good perceptions of home have a strong positive impact on the probability of returning immediately, with perception of home lifestyle having the strongest impact. Contrary to received wisdom, perception of wage does not play a dominant role in determining when students intend to return home.

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    Paper provided by University of Otago, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0906.

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    Length: 40 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2009
    Date of revision: Jun 2009
    Handle: RePEc:otg:wpaper:0906

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    Keywords: Students' migration; multinomial logit model; return intention;

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