Spacial reflexivity and undergraduate transitions in the Republic of Ireland after the Celtic Tiger

David Cairns , Katarzyna Growiec , Jim Smyth


This article explores the geographical mobility intentions of students aged between 18 and 24 years in the Republic of Ireland after the end of the economic boom commonly referred to as the ‘Celtic Tiger’. Focusing upon a sample of undergraduates in Dublin and Cork, the article looks at how many respondents intend to move abroad in the future, where the potential leavers intend to go and for how long they envisage staying away, in addition to elaborating mobility decision-making processes. Results show that 59% had plans for to leave, largely to English language speaking destinations, with most sojourns envisaged as temporary. The evidence also suggests that more young women than young men are seeking an exit and that a wide range of factors can influence mobility decision-making, most prominently personal development and friendship ties, but not economic fears. The concluding discussion considers the meaning of these outcomes for these young people and the potential significance of spatial reflexivity in transitions from education to work, particularly in an economic crisis context.
Author David Cairns
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, Katarzyna Growiec (Wydział Psychologii)
Katarzyna Growiec,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Jim Smyth
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Journal seriesJournal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2012
Volvol. 15 no. 7
Publication size in sheets0
ASJC Classification3319 Life-span and Life-course Studies; 3300 General Social Sciences; 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract in PolishTen artykuł badageograficzneintencjemobilności studentóww wieku pomiędzy18i 24lat wRepublice Irlandiipo zakończeniugospodarczego boomu,powszechnie określanegojako "celtycki tygrys".Skupiając się napróbie studentóww Dubliniei Cork,artykuł pokazuje nailerespondenci mają zamiarwyjazdu za granicęw przyszłości,gdzie potencjalneabsolwencizamierzają wyjechać oraz jak długozamierzająprzebywać na emigracji. Wyniki wskazują, że59% badanych miałoplanymigracyjne. Dowodysugerują również, żewięcej młodychkobiet niżmłodych mężczyzn ma plany migracyjne oraz, że wieleczynników możewpływać nadecyzje o migracji, przede wszystkimrozwój osobistyi kapitał społeczny oraz sytuacja ekonomiczna.
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2012 = 1.028; WoS Impact Factor: 2012 = 0.68 (2) - 2013=1.332 (5)
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