Where the College Grads Want to Live

June 3, 2015

New college graduates have shifted their patterns on where to move after graduation, according to research published in the journal Papers in Regional Science. In the 1990s, new graduates were flocking to cities with high-tech industries and cultural life, and many cities focused on attracting the types of organizations that would be attractive to new graduates. But since 2000, with the economy making it more difficult for new graduates to find jobs, new graduates have placed more emphasis on the size of the city, believing that since there are more jobs in larger cities, they should head to them, based on their size, not the industry makeup or cultural life.

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