SOME EVIDENCE THAT WOMEN ARE MORE MOBILE THAN MEN: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN U.K. GRADUATE MIGRATION BEHAVIOR
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2007
Journal of Regional Science
Volume 47, Issue 3, pages 517–539, August 2007
How to Cite
Faggian, A., McCann, P. and Sheppard, S. (2007), SOME EVIDENCE THAT WOMEN ARE MORE MOBILE THAN MEN: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN U.K. GRADUATE MIGRATION BEHAVIOR. Journal of Regional Science, 47: 517–539. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2007.00518.x
- Issue published online: 29 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2007
- Received: January 2003; revised: October 2005, June 2006, October 2006; accepted: May 2006.
ABSTRACT In this paper we employ dichotomous, multinomial and conditional logit models to analyze the employment-migration behavior of some 380,000 U.K. university graduates. By controlling for a range of variables related to human capital acquisition and local economic conditions, we are able to distinguish between different types of sequential migration behavior from domicile to higher education and on to employment. Our findings indicate that U.K. female graduates are generally more migratory than male graduates. We suggest that the explanation for this result lies in the fact that migration can be used as a partial compensation mechanism for gender bias in the labor market.