Regional preferences for the living environment and mobility of researchers and general workers: the case of Korea

Since 2005, the Korean government has relocated national research institutes from the Seoul Metropolitan Area to other parts of the nation

Hyun-kyung Lee

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Since 2005, the Korean government has relocated national research institutes from the Seoul Metropolitan Area to other parts of the nation
  • Regional living environment is represented by a function of two attributes: regional labor market conditions and living environments
  • The paper shows that regional living environments have a more decisive impact on the migration of researchers, relative to general workers
  • It turns out that only 27% of researchers in the SMA have relocated
  • The paper suggests a policy direction for balanced development among regions in Korea based on the results obtained
  • Hk., Kim, Hb. Regional preferences for the living environment and mobility of researchers and general workers: the case of Korea

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