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Factors influencing career location preferences of international graduate students in the United States

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  • Mark Musumba
  • Yanhong H. Jin
  • James W. Mjelde

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Using primary survey data, factors influencing preferences of international graduate students in the United States as to whether they prefer to stay in the United States or go back to their home country to start their careers are examined employing discrete choice analysis. Career opportunities and social climate are critical factors. Students prefer to start their careers in the country where they have more and better career opportunities, receive higher salaries, and have increased civil liberties. Differences between students who are sure and those who are not sure as to where they prefer to start their career are noted.

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  • Mark Musumba & Yanhong H. Jin & James W. Mjelde, 2011. "Factors influencing career location preferences of international graduate students in the United States," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(5), pages 501-517, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:19:y:2011:i:5:p:501-517 DOI: 10.1080/09645290903102902
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    1. Caruso, Raul & de Wit, Hans, 2013. "Determinants of Mobility of Students in Europe: a preliminary quantitative study," MPRA Paper 49808, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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