Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 35, Number 3

Reasons of students‘ emigration: comparison analysis of Lithuania and Spain

Vilmantė Kumpikaitė-Valiūnienė, Antonio Mihi-Ramírez

Abstract

Comparison analysis of students‘ emigration reasons in Lithuania and Spain is presented in this paper. These two countries face with big problems of unemployment, especially of young population and their emigration, what effects sustainable development of them. The purpose of this paper is to disclose students‘ emigration reasons in Lithuania and Spain and to provide suggestions to improve existing situation. Methods used in this article are scientific literature and statistical data analysis on unemployment and migration in Lithuania and Spain, and empirical study analysing migration’s reasons of undergraduate students in Lithuania and Spain. Results of data have showed that 1) the economic factors are the most important reasons in the case of academic migration 2) the main countries for destination are the United Kingdom and the United States of America and 3) the main reasons for selecting countries of migration are bigger salary and better possibility to get a job 4) presented study confirmed previous studies analysed main reasons of migration for students.

JEL codes: F22, F63, M00.

Keyword(s): international migration, migration economic factors, students migration, students‘ mobility


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