Attraction and retention: the role of mobility in educational pathways and human capital development. (2012–2016)
Migration is an essential ingredient in human capital development but often acts to rob towns and rural areas of young people. This project will use new, longitudinal datasets to examine the spatial mobility of school leavers and tertiary graduates in cities, towns and rural areas of Victoria. It will increase understanding of how spatial mobility intersects with educational and occupational pathways in the transition to adulthood; it will identify the factors that attract and retain young people in non-metropolitan areas; it will also provide practical insights to guide policy on regional development and the retention of human capital.