Study: Top Scientists, Children and Decisions to Move

February 15, 2016

A new study of elite life scientists finds that they are more likely than other life scientists to relocate, but the age of their children may discourage them from doing so. The study (abstract available here) was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study found that the greater rates of relocation were not evident for scientists with children ages 14-17, when many families are reluctant to ask children to change schools.

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