Modelling geographical graduate job search using circular statistics

Faggian, Alessandra, Corcoran, Jonathan and McCann, Philip (2013) Modelling geographical graduate job search using circular statistics. Papers In Regional Science, 92 2: 329-343. doi:10.1111/pirs.12026

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Author Faggian, Alessandra
Corcoran, Jonathan
McCann, Philip
Title Modelling geographical graduate job search using circular statistics
Journal name Papers In Regional Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1056-8190
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/pirs.12026
Open Access Status
Volume 92
Issue 2
Start page 329
End page 343
Total pages 15
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Theory suggests that the spatial patterns of migration flows are contingent both on individual human capital and underlying geographical structures. Here we demonstrate these features by using circular statistics in an econometric modelling framework applied to the flows of UK university graduates. While the traditional statistical techniques applied in economics do not fully account for the complexity of mobility flows, these techniques to study directionality are still relatively unexplored. The database used includes observations on around 30,000 British graduates. Our results suggest that a higher level of human capital is associated with more unidirectional flows as higher human capital migrants selectively target specific labour markets
Keyword Circular Statistics
Human capital
Job search
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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