Population Trends

, Volume 141, Issue 1, pp 36–53 | Cite as

National and international graduate migration flows

  • Irene Mosca
  • Robert E Wright


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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irene Mosca
    • 1
  • Robert E Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeDublin
  2. 2.University of StrathclydeGlasgow

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