MESARAS 2013: Mobility, Expectations, Self-Assessment and Risk Attitude of Students - reduced version

Weisser, Reinhard A. (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
The MESARAS-project was designed to investigate the interconnectedness of geographic mobility of highly qualified individuals and their personality and preferences. Therefore, and to ensure a substantial sample size (N=2589), beginning students in an economics programme (a pro...
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1.0.0

Language of Resource

German

Title

MESARAS 2013: Mobility, Expectations, Self-Assessment and Risk Attitude of Students - reduced version

Creator

Weisser, Reinhard A. (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

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Publication Date

2016-05-17

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Methods

Sample

Sampled Universe
The population consists of university BA-students in the first semester enrolled in an economics programme. This target group has been chosen to ensure that it comprises a substantial share of individuals displaying geographic mobility.
Sampling
Non-probability: Availability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Non-probability Sample: Availability Sample After seven participating universities (respectively the economics department) in Northern and Middle Germany (Bielefeld, Clausthal, Dortmund, Halle, Hannover, Magdeburg und Münster) have been selected, respondents have been directly recruited within general sessions with high attendance rates.

Time Dimension

  • Cross-section

Collection Mode

  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper

DataSets and Files

  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2589
    Number of Variables: 276

Description

  • Abstract

    The MESARAS-project was designed to investigate the interconnectedness of geographic mobility of highly qualified individuals and their personality and preferences. Therefore, and to ensure a substantial sample size (N=2589), beginning students in an economics programme (a programme offered at almost any university), who recently made an important mobility-related decision, have been selected as target group. All mobility episodes have been recorded on the level of postal code areas. This allows a geo-referenced analysis of individual mobility with two explicit benefits: First, mobility can be measured rather precisely as covered distance. Second, the data can be linked to other geo-referenced regional indicators (e.g. the INKAR data on the district level), which enables for instance to evaluate the impact of location-specific economic conditions on individual decisions. An additional, rather unique feature is that MESARAS-data not only provides information on past and current mobility episodes (or future plans), but also which alternatives have explicitly been considered recently. Hence, it is not only possible to see which alternative has been finally chosen, but also which alternatives have been deliberately dismissed. Due to the inclusion of a rich variety of items, the MESARAS-data supports an in-depth analysis of potential influences on individual migratory decision: Apart from socio-economic data, the survey comprises also various items to inquire risk attitude, (time) preferences, individual (labour market related) expectations and personality (including Big-5).

Note

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Coverage

Temporal Coverage

  • 2013-10-02 / 2013-10-23

Geographic Coverage

  • Germany (DE)

Relations

Alternative Identifiers

  • ZA6295 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Publications

  • Weisser, Reinhard A. (2016): MESARAS 2013: Mobility, Expectations, Self-Assessment and Risk Attitude of Students; project and methodological report, May 2016.
  • Weisser, Reinhard A. (2016): The price of mobility: Adjustment capabilities, personality and the mobility premium for highly qualified individuals; working paper, January 2016.
  • Weisser, Reinhard A. (2015): On the nexus of geographic mobility, personality and preferences in a geo-referenced framework: why distance still matters; working paper, November 2015.

Update Metadata: 2021-08-28 | Issue Number: 29 | Registration Date: 2016-05-19