Böckerman, Petri and Haapanen, Mika (2011): The effect of polytechnic reform on migration.
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This paper examines the effect of polytechnic reform on geographical mobility. A polytechnic, higher education reform took place in Finland in the 1990s. It gradually transformed former vocational colleges into polytechnics and also brought higher education to regions that did not have a university before. This expansion of higher education provides exogenous variation in the regional supply of higher education. We find that the reform increased the migration of high school graduates. The migration propensities increased particularly close to graduation from high school, but some results also suggest a smaller positive effect over a longer period.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The effect of polytechnic reform on migration|
|Keywords:||Migration; higher education; school reform; polytechnics; high school graduates|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I20 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J10 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant Workers
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration ; Regional Labor Markets ; Population ; Neighborhood Characteristics
|Depositing User:||Petri Böckerman|
|Date Deposited:||09. Nov 2011 14:30|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 10:20|
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