Work and Equal Opportunities

How well does education travel?

Education and occupation with and without migration

The portability of education and occupation training across national borders is of growing importance for the EU. On the one hand this applies to migration with the EU and, on the other, to migration into the EU. Using the Labour Force Survey (LFS) we want to explore the difference international migration makes for the distribution of occupational levels for any given level of education. The question we pose is this: what levels of employment and what kinds of occupations are the likely consequence of a particular level of education for (a) non-migrants in the origin country, (b) non-migrants in the receiving country, and (c) migrants from the origin to the destination country? We are looking at migration from Serbia and Turkey to Austria and Germany, from Austria to Germany, and from Germany to Austria after the completion of education.


Section: Work and Equal Opportunities

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Tags: education, labour market, migration

Type: Research

Program: Forschungsschwerpunkt internationale Wirtschaft

Project Status: Finished

Submission Date: 02/2009

Start/End: 04/2009 - 12/2009

Project Duration: 9 months