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The effect of a university degree in english on international labor mobility

Samuel Nocito

Labour Economics, 2021, vol. 68, issue C

Abstract: I investigate the effect of studying in English in a non-English speaking country, Italy, on international labor market mobility. I exploit the introduction of master's degrees offered in English by a university while students are already enrolled in a bachelor's program as an instrument for studying in English. I find that English-taught degrees increase an individual's probability of working abroad by 11.3 percentage points. The results are driven by students outside of the top-10 universities in Italy and students from universities in less-developed regions of the country.

Keywords: Education; Labor; High-skilled migration; Work abroad; Graduates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 I23 I26 J24 J61 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101943

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