Under-employment and Migration

Irene Mosca, Robert Wright

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This paper examines empirically the relationship between under-employment and
migration amongst graduates of Scottish higher education institutions with micro-data
collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency. The analysis suggests that there is a
positive relationship between migration and graduate-job employment. This relationship is
particularly strong for Scotland-domiciled graduates who studied in Scotland. This positive
relationship is consistent with the view that there is in over-education/under-employment
problem in Scotland. However, other explanations are possible.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Publication series

NameImpact of Higher Education of Regional Economies Discussion Paper Series


  • under-employment
  • migration
  • graduates
  • Scottish higher education institutions
  • over-education
  • graduate-job employment


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