As a component of larger 3 year Australian Research Council funded project this PhD project will draw on new, longitudinal datasets to examine the spatial mobility of school leavers and tertiary graduates in cities, towns and rural areas of Victoria. It will apply statistical and spatial analytical techniques to enhance our 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.

Contact: Assoc Prof Jonathan Corcoran