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Stay, leave or return? Understanding Welsh graduate mobility

Bristow, Gillian Irene ORCID:, Pill, Madeleine Claire, Davies, Rhys and Drinkwater, Stephen 2011. Stay, leave or return? Understanding Welsh graduate mobility. [Working Paper]. WISERD Working Paper Series, vol. 005. Cardiff: Cardiff University. Available at:

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This working paper presents the initial findings of a SKOPE study exploring graduate migration from Wales. The paper seeks to establish the extent to which Wales retains its graduate labour in employment; and secondly, to estimate the labour market outcomes for ‘Welsh’ graduates (i.e. those born in Wales) and to investigate whether and how these may change and what factors may become more significant over time. In so doing, the paper focuses on analysing the location and employment outcomes of successive ‘young’ graduate cohorts since the 1992 expansion of Higher Education. It does this by augmenting the widely used graduate first destinations data produced by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) with detailed analysis of Labour Force Survey (LFS) and Annual Population Survey (APS) data to provide new insights into the patterns of and returns to graduate mobility.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:24

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