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

Sarah Jewell and Pantelis Kazakis ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I26 J28 J61 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-hap, nep-mig and nep-ure
Date: 2017-11, Revised 2018-04-11
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