Where to go? : high-skilled individuals' regional preferences / Sabrina Jeworrek, Matthias Brachert ; editor: Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association
VerfasserJeworrek, Sabrina ; Brachert, Matthias
KörperschaftLeibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle
ErschienenHalle (Saale), Germany : Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association, November 2022
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Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 13-15
This publication is based on the research project "Meta-Analyse über Praktiken des Wissens-transfers in agglomerationsfernen Räumen" - commissioned by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography - as a subproject of „Broadening Horizons - Changing Perspectives“, which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the funding reference 01IO1704.
SerieIWH-Diskussionspapiere ; 2022, no. 27 (November 2022)
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We conduct a discrete choice experiment to investigate how the location of a firm in a rural or urban region affects job attractiveness and contributes to the spatial sorting of university students and graduates. We characterize the attractiveness of a location based on several dimensions (social life public infrastructure connectivity) and combine this information with an urban or rural attribution. We also vary job design as well as contractual characteristics of the job. We find that job offers from companies in rural areas are generally considered less attractive. This is true regardless of the attractiveness of the region. The negative perception is particularly pronounced among persons with urban origin and singles. These persons rate job offers from rural regions significantly worse. In contrast high-skilled individuals who originate from rural areas as well as individuals with partners and kids have no specific preference for jobs in urban or rural areas.