Reference : Structural framework conditions and individual motivations for youth-mobility: A macr...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Structural framework conditions and individual motivations for youth-mobility: A macro-micro level approach for different European country-types
Hemming, Karen [DJI]
Schlimbach, Tabea [DJI]
Tilmann, Frank [DJI]
Nienaber, Birte mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE) >]
Roman, Monica [ASE]
Skrobanek, Jan [University of Bergen]
Migration Letters
Migration Letters & The London Publishers
United Kingdom
[en] European youth mobility ; macro level ; human capital ; mobility motivations ; multiple methods
[en] European youth mobility seems to be fostering Europe's unequal pace of integration, which sees certain countries benefit at the expense of others (Ohmacht et al., 2009; van Mol & Timmerman, 2014). Using a comparative approach, the paper aims to relate a macro-level country-typology focussing on human capital with individual mobility-motivations on the micro-level. Our methodological approach is based on a secondary macro-data analysis and analyses of mobility-motivations of young people (micro-data) deriving from qualitative (N=152) and quantitative data (N=5,499) collected in six European countries. In order to examine correspondence between macro-conditions and micro-aspects, we relate information on mobility-motivations to the country-typology by allocating mobile youth to the respective types of their home country. The results show that the country-types compose different opportunity structures, which are reflected in individual motivations. Accordingly, different country-types can be seen as an example of the heterogeneity and inequality of European social and territorial mobility frames.
H2020 ; 649263 - MOVE - Mapping mobility – pathways, institutions and structural effects of youth mobility in Europe

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