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The Regional Geography of New Young Graduate Labour in the UK


  • Anthony Hoare
  • Mark Corver


Hoare A. and Corver M. The regional geography of new young graduate labour in the UK, Regional Studies. Using a newly constructed database of UK undergraduates' previous residences, universities, and first employment, this paper develops a framework to model the flows between these locations. Graduates recruited by any labour market are classified into four recruitment pathways. The model is then applied to the UK regional system for four successive graduating cohorts from 1998/99. The paper identifies clear winner and loser regions in graduate recruitment, the different roles of the four pathways, and the effect of degree class. It then explains these markedly different regional outcomes and suggests the policy prescriptions for regions that currently lose potential graduate workers in this process of inter-regional interaction. [image omitted] Hoare A. et Corver M. Le geographie regionale du recrutement diplome au Royaume-Uni, Regional Studies. A partir d'une nouvelle base de donnees au sujet des anciens lieux de residence, universites et premiers emplois des diplomes au R-U, cet article cherche a construire un cadre qui sert a en modeliser les flux. Dans un premier temps, les diplomes recrutes sur n'importe quel marche du travail sont classes sous quatre moyens de recrutement. Dans un deuxieme temps, on applique le modele au systeme regional du R-U pour quatre cohortes de diplomes successives en l'annee universitaire 1998-99. On identifie des regions gagnantes et perdantes evidentes dans le recrutement des diplomes, les divers roles des quatre moyens et l'importance de la mention. Puis, on cherche a expliquer ces resultats regionaux tout a fait differents et proposent des politiques destinees aux regions qui perdent actuellement une main-d'oeuvre diplomee eventuelle suite a ce processus d'interaction interregionale. Recrutement diplome Royaume-Uni Analyse regionale Taux de participation Capacite d'accueil de l'enseignement superieur Secteurs de recrutement universitaires Hoare A. und Corver M. Die regionale Geografie von neuen, jungen Arbeitnehmern mit Hochschulabschluss in Grossbritannien, Regional Studies. Mit Hilfe einer neu entwickelten Datenbank der bisherigen Wohnsitze, Universitaten und ersten Arbeitsplatze von Studenten in Grossbritannien entwickeln wir in diesem Beitrag einen Rahmen zur Modellierung von Stromen zwischen diesen Standorten. Hochschulabsolventen, die von einem Arbeitsmarkt angeworben werden, werden nach vier verschiedenen Anwerbungswegen klassifiziert. Anschliessend wird das Modell fur vier aufeinanderfolgende Absolventenkohorten im Zeitraum von 1998 bis 1999 auf das regionale System Grossbritanniens angewandt. Wir identifizieren klare Gewinner- und Verliererregionen bei der Anwerbung von Hochschulabsolventen, die unterschiedlichen Rollen der vier Wege und die Auswirkungen der Abschlussklasse. Anschliessend erklaren wir die ausgepragten Unterschiede bei den Ergebnissen der Regionen und schlagen politische Massnahmen fur Regionen vor, die in diesem Prozess der interregionalen Wechselwirkungen momentan potenzielle Arbeitnehmer mit Hochschulabschluss verlieren. Anwerbung von Arbeitnehmern mit Hochschulabschluss Grossbritannien Regionalanalyse Teilnehmerzahlen Hochschulkapazitat Einzugsgebiete von Universitaten Hoare A. y Corver M. La geografia regional de nuevos jovenes universitarios en el mercado laboral del Reino Unido, Regional Studies. Con ayuda de una nueva base de datos recien creada sobre las residencias previas, las universidades y el primer empleo de universitarios britanicos, en este articulo desarrollamos un estructura para modelar los flujos entre estos lugares. Los universitarios contratados en cualquier mercado laboral se clasifican en cuatro rutas de contratacion. El modelo se aplica luego al sistema regional britanico para cuatro cohortes sucesivas de universitarios de 1998/99. Identificamos claramente regiones ganadoras y perdedoras en la contratacion de universitarios, las diferentes funciones de las cuatro rutas y el efecto de la clase de diploma. Luego explicamos los resultados de estas diferencias marcadas entre las regiones e indicamos las prescripciones politicas para las regiones que actualmente pierden posibles empleados con estudios universitarios en este proceso de interaccion interregional. Contratacion laboral de universitarios Reino Unido Analisis regional Tasas de participacion Capacidad de estudios superiores Captacion universitaria

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  • Anthony Hoare & Mark Corver, 2010. "The Regional Geography of New Young Graduate Labour in the UK," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(4), pages 477-494.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:44:y:2010:i:4:p:477-494
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400902736543

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    2. Herbst, Mikolaj & Rok, Jakub, 2013. "Mobility of human capital and its effect on regional economic development. Review of theory and empirical literature," MPRA Paper 45755, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Kidd, Michael P. & O'Leary, Nigel & Sloane, Peter, 2017. "The impact of mobility on early career earnings: A quantile regression approach for UK graduates," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 90-102.
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    5. Bastien Bernela & Liliane Bonnal, 2017. "Réformes territoriales et cohérence des systèmes régionaux d'enseignement supérieur : une approche par les mobilités de formation et d'insertion," Working Papers halshs-01551748, HAL.
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