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    Education-job (mis)matching and interregional migration: Italian university graduates’ transition to work

    Iammarino, S. and Marinelli, E. (2012) Education-job (mis)matching and interregional migration: Italian university graduates’ transition to work. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    This paper explores the patterns of education-job (mis)matching of recent university graduates, focussing on the impact of interregional migration. With the aim of offering a place-based perspective on the topic, the paper looks at the three Italian macro-regions of the North, the Centre and the South, comparing them with the country as a whole. We use an indicator of education-job (mis)matching drawn and adapted from the literature, and apply both ordered logit and probit models with self-selection to a dataset on graduates’ entry in the labour market produced by the Italian National Statistical Institute. Our results suggest that, in line with most previous studies, interregional migration contributes to reduce education-job gaps: however, we find that the analysis for Italy as a whole masks stark differences between macro-regions, for which the typical North-South dualism still holds, confirming once more the cumulative and path-dependent nature of regional development trajectories.


    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: CIMR Research Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 8 ISSN: 2052-062X
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): university education-job match, interregional migration, graduate entry in labour markets, Italian regions
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2013 15:24
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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