On the Role of Migration on the Satisfaction of European Researchers: Evidence from MORE2

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Sarah Jewell

University of Reading - School of Economics

Pantelis Kazakis

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School

Date Written: April 11, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jewell, Sarah and Kazakis, Pantelis, On the Role of Migration on the Satisfaction of European Researchers: Evidence from MORE2 (April 11, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3062499 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3062499

Sarah Jewell

University of Reading - School of Economics ( email )

Reading, RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

Pantelis Kazakis (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow - Adam Smith Business School ( email )

Adam Smith Business School
Gilbert Scott Building
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/panteliskazakis/home

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