Conradson, D. and Latham, A.
Escalator London? A case study of New Zealand tertiary educated migrants in a global city
Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 13, (2), . (doi:10.1080/14782800500212376).
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In this paper we consider whether London functions as an ‘escalator region’ for international migrants in the same way that has been suggested for domestic migrants. Our case study focuses on New Zealand tertiary educated migrants who move to London for a period of work and travel. We propose a four-fold typology of these movers, seeking to tease out the different motivations and aspirations behind their global mobility, and the different ways in which they make use of London's opportunities. Our findings have broader ramifications for studies of skilled migrants between global cities.
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