Individuals’ openness to migrate and job mobility

Huinink, Johannes, Vidal, Sergi and Kley, Stefanie (2014) Individuals’ openness to migrate and job mobility. Social Science Research, 44 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.10.006

Author Huinink, Johannes
Vidal, Sergi
Kley, Stefanie
Title Individuals’ openness to migrate and job mobility
Journal name Social Science Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0049-089X
Publication date 2014-01-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.10.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Abstract In this article we extend the scope of the interdependence between migration and job mobility: We investigate whether an individual's openness to migrate not only increases the probability of migration but also the likelihood to conduct a job search and exhibit job mobility. Using data from a three-wave panel study, which allows the analysis of temporal links between decision-making and subsequent events regarding migration and job mobility, a joint estimation of multiple equations is performed. We show that considering migration as an option for the future, which is our indicator of individuals' openness to migrate, is positively associated with both migration and job mobility. It even increases job mobility independently of whether migration takes place or not. These findings contribute significantly to our body of knowledge about the interdependence of migration and job mobility. Additionally, they enhance our understanding of the mechanisms behind a common selectivity of migrants and job mobile individuals.
Keyword Job mobility
Job search
Life course
Openness to migrate
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
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