ERIC Number: EJ1167739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Which Mechanisms Explain Monetary Returns to International Student Mobility?
Kratz, Fabian; Netz, Nicolai
Studies in Higher Education, v43 n2 p375-400 2018
The authors develop a conceptual framework explaining monetary returns to international student mobility (ISM). Based on data from two German graduate panel surveys, they test this framework using growth curve models and Oaxaca-Blinder decompositions. The results indicate that ISM-experienced graduates enjoy a steeper wage growth after graduation and that they receive higher medium-term wages. This is partly attributable to their favourable self-selection. Under control of selection effects and competency gains from ISM, two mechanisms so far disregarded in the literature explain monetary returns to ISM: the steeper wage growth results from the higher likelihood of ISM-experienced graduates to increase their wage through employer changes. Linked to this, their higher likelihood of working in large and multinational companies explains their medium-term wage advantage.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Guidelines, Salaries, College Graduates, Corporations, Labor Market, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Occupational Mobility, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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