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Studying abroad and the effect on international labour market mobility: evidence from the introduction of ERASMUS

Parey, Matthias and Waldinger, Fabian (2010) Studying abroad and the effect on international labour market mobility: evidence from the introduction of ERASMUS. The Economic Journal, 121 (551). pp. 194-222. ISSN 0013-0133

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2010.02369.x

Abstract

We investigate the effect of studying abroad on international labour market mobility later in life for university graduates. We exploit the introduction and expansion of the European ERASMUS student exchange programme as an instrument for studying abroad. We find that studying abroad increases an individual's probability of working in a foreign country by about 15 percentage points. We investigate heterogeneity in returns according to parental education and the student's financial situation. Furthermore, we suggest mechanisms through which the effect of studying abroad may operate.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2010 The Author
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 01:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68324

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