Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89822
Authors: 
Haapanen, Mika
Böckerman, Petri
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7754
Abstract: 
This paper examines the causal impact of education on within-country migration. A major higher education reform took place in Finland in the 1990s. It gradually transformed former vocational colleges into polytechnics and expanded higher education to all regions. The reform created exogenous variation in the regional supply of higher education. Using the reform as an instrument, our estimation results show that polytechnic graduates have a 7.5 (13.7) percentage points higher migration probability during a three-year (six-year) follow-up period than vocational college graduates.
Subjects: 
migration
higher education
vocational education
polytechnic education
school reform
JEL: 
J10
J61
I20
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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