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Regional concentration of university graduates: the role of high school grades and parental background
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
Jyväskylä University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics. (Economic Policy Network / ALC)
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we analyse long-term changes in the regional distribution and migration flows of university graduates in Finland and Sweden. The study is based on detailed longitudinal population register data, including information on high school grades and parental background. We find a distinct pattern of skill divergence across regions in both countries over the last three decades. The uneven distribution of human capital has been reinforced by the mobility patterns among university graduates, for whom regional sorting by high school grades and parental background is evident. Our findings indicate that traditional measures of human capital concentration most likely underscore actual regional differences in productive skills.

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Umeå: Department of Economics, Umeå University , 2019. , p. 28
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Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 966
Keywords [sv]
Human capital, university graduates, migration, school grades, parental education, local labour market areas
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-165500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-165500DiVA, id: diva2:1372860
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Academy of Finland SRC “Beyond MALPE coordination: integrative envisioning” (No. 303552)
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Academy of Finland, 303552Available from: 2019-11-25 Created: 2019-11-25 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved

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