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ERIC Number: EJ1036330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
An Empirical Study on the Determinants of International Student Mobility: A Global Perspective
Wei, Hao
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v66 n1 p105-122 Jul 2013
This paper, based on the data of 48 countries and regions from 1999 to 2008, studies the economic and educational determinants of how countries of different types attract international students. The study finds that: the volume of merchandise trade between countries facilitates international student mobility across borders; international students from developing countries put the same weights on educational and economic factors for peer developing countries as potential destinations, while only economic factors are taken into consideration for developed countries as potential destinations. On the other hand, international students from developed countries often value educational factors more for developed countries as possible destinations, while equally weigh educational and economic factors for developing countries as possible destinations. Therefore, countries aiming to attract talents from other countries should pay more attention to attract international students and encourage them to seek working opportunities in local employment markets after finishing study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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