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Volume 71, issue 4
Geogr. Helv., 71, 271–282, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-271-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Special issue: Young people and new geographies of learning and education

Geogr. Helv., 71, 271–282, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gh-71-271-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Standard article 19 Oct 2016

Standard article | 19 Oct 2016

Migration and post-university transition. Why do university graduates not return to their rural home region?

Patrick Rérat

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This paper addresses migrations taking place during the transition from higher education to the labour market. It analyses the reasons why graduates do not return to their rural home region after university, with a case study in Switzerland. The analysis of the motives reported by graduates indicates that migration decisions cannot be reduced to a single dimension (although job opportunities are central), are diverse (even within a homogeneous group) and depend on a variety of constraints.
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