The impact of domestic mobility on early career earnings for UK graduates: a quantile approach

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Author: Kidd, Michael; O'Leary, Nigel; Sloane, Peter J.


This paper uses [Higher Education Statistics Agency] HESA data from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2003/04 to examine whether more mobile students in terms of choice of institution and location of employment earn more than those who are less mobile. The clear finding is that mobility is associated with superior earnings outcomes, but principally through mobility as it relates to students extending their horizon of job search. A bivariate probit analysis also confirms that there is a positive relationship between regional mobility both in the choice of attending...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Outcomes; Income; Employment

Keywords: Student mobility; Return on education and training; Graduates; Wage differential; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: National Institute of Labour Studies, 2015

Physical description: 29 p.

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Series: NILS working paper series; no. 213/2015

Statement of responsibility: M. Kidd, N. O'Leary and P. Sloane

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.515

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