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Graduate’s migration and employment. A case study of Umeå.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the students who graduated from the Umeå university in respect to their migration patterns and their employment situation. The study focuses on young adults with higher education, who due to their age are highly mobile and are a significant part of human capital which provides an influx of collective intelligence and has a positive effect on the region. The migration is investigated in terms of defining different migration patterns and the employment is looked at in terms of horizontal match/mismatch.Additionally the factors that have relation to migration patterns and employment match are studied; among them are gender, family status, age and field of studies. It is also studied if there is an income penalty if the employment mismatch occurs.Descriptive statistics as well as logistic regressions are used to research the aim of the study. This is done by means of data from Statistics Sweden available at the Department of Geography and Economic History at Umeå University. The results show that graduates are highly mobile because of their age and the family status plays a more significant role than the employment match for migration. However, the probability to migrate is decreasing if an individual has a child, but it increases chances of being a return migrant. Still the decision to migrate is complex and cannot be determined by one factor only.The employment match appeared to be rather low for Umeå university graduates and there was an income penalty which slightly decreased with the flow of time.

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2018. , p. 55
Keywords [en]
graduates, migration patterns, employment match/mismatch, income penalty, regression analysis
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149631DiVA, id: diva2:1223254
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Master's Program in Tourism
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