On the Role of Migration on the Satisfaction of European Researchers: Evidence from MORE2
48 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2017 Last revised: 23 Nov 2021
Date Written: April 11, 2018
The aim of this study is to disentangle the role of international migration on the job satisfaction of academic researchers. Using a relatively novel database, MORE2, that tracks the migratory behaviour of European researchers, and correcting for potential sorting behaviour of individuals via a multinomial treatment model, we find that more migratory groups tend to demonstrate higher levels of satisfaction regarding pecuniary outcomes. They also present higher levels of satisfaction regarding career advancement and social status, both crucial components in the lives of PhD holders. Our results survive in a battery of robustness checks, corroborating our main findings.
Keywords: Subjective-Well-Being, High-Skilled Migration, Job Satisfaction, European Researchers
JEL Classification: I26, J28, J61, R23
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