Education, migration, and job satisfaction: The regional returns of human capital in the EU

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Montserrat Vilalta-Bufí

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    Abstract

    The paper looks at the link between human capital and regional economic performance in the EU. Using indicators of educational stock, the matching of educational supply and labour demand, and migration extracted from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), it identifies that the economic performance of European regions over the last few years is generally associated with differences in human capital endowment. However, and in contrast to previous studies, the results highlight that factors such as the matching of educational supply and local labour needs, job satisfaction, and migration may have a stronger connection to economic performance than the traditional measures of educational stock. © The Author (2005). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)545-566
    JournalJournal of Economic Geography
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

    Keywords

    • EU
    • Education supply
    • Human capital
    • Job satisfaction
    • Labour demand
    • Migration
    • Regions

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