Resilience, Talent Attraction, and Brain Drain since the 2008 Economic Crisis in Spanish Regions

González-Leonardo, M. & López-Gay, A. (2023). Resilience, Talent Attraction, and Brain Drain since the 2008 Economic Crisis in Spanish Regions. In: Resilient Landscapes. Eds. Clemente, M., Rodrigo-Comino, J., & Chelli, F.M., pp. 163-180 Taylor and Francis. 10.1201/9781003171164-9.

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Regional resilience is defined as the intrinsic ability of a given territory to adapt or recover from a disturbance. This study analyses interregional migrations of young Spaniards by educational attainment between 2000 and 2018 as indicator of regional resilience. The main objective is to measure the level of resilience of each Spanish region to the impact of the 2008 recession. At first, the Residential Variation Statistics analyzes migration patterns. Results show a regional polarisation after the economic crisis. The peripheral regions of inland Spain show a low level of resilience and are affected by an incipient exodus of university graduates. The peripheral regions of the Northwest and South, however, show greater resilience to the crisis than the inland regions. The central region of Madrid results the main destination for university graduates, whose activities have a greater capacity to absorb an increasingly young and skilled workforce. The semi-central regions of the Mediterranean and the Northeast show acceptable levels of resilience in terms of the employability among the local young population with university studies, but not as destinations for highly skilled workers from other Spanish regions.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Multidimensional Demographic Modeling (MDM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 09:56
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 09:56

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