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A Change of Heart? A Bivariate Probit Model of International Students' Change of Return Intention

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  • Jan-Jan Soon

    (Department of Economics, University of Otago, New Zealand and College of Arts and Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

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Using a bivariate probit model on a sample of 623 international students studying at tertiary-level courses in New Zealand universities, this paper identifies the factors that affect the change in the students' intention of whether or not to return to their home countries after completing their studies.

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  • Jan-Jan Soon, 2010. "A Change of Heart? A Bivariate Probit Model of International Students' Change of Return Intention," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 9(2), pages 115-129, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:9:y:2010:i:2:p:115-129
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    1. Nil Demet Gungor & Aysıt Tansel, 2008. "Brain drain from Turkey: an investigation of students' return intentions," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 40(23), pages 3069-3087.
    2. Greene, W.H., 1996. "Marginal Effects in the Bivariate Probit Model," Working Papers 96-11, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    international students; intention change; return intention; bivariate probit;

    JEL classification:

    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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