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National and International Graduate Migration Flows in the UK

Wright, R.E. and Mosca, I. (2010) National and International Graduate Migration Flows in the UK. Population Trends, 141. pp. 36-53. ISSN 0307-4463

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Abstract

This article examines the nature of national and international graduate migration flows in the UK. Migration equations are estimated with microdata from a matched dataset of Students and Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, information collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The probability of migrating is related to a set of observable characteristics using multinomial logit regression. The analysis suggests that migration is a selective process with graduates with certain characteristics having considerably higher probabilities of migrating, both to other regions of the UK and abroad.