Migration Patterns of Higher Education Graduates in Zamboanga Del Norte

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Authors : Evelyn R. Campiseño, Paterno S. Baguinat III, Cecilia S. Saguin


This study determined the migration patterns of graduates from the Province of Zamboanga del Norte (ZaNorte) during the School Years SY 2006 –2011. A random sample of 384 graduates from the eight colleges and one university in the Province responded to the questionnaire. It was found out that about one-fourth of the graduates of the province moved out for job-related reasons. Migration patterns of graduates in terms of age, gender, marital status, parents’ educational background and income, and their high school and college backgrounds, activity after graduation, their employment status, sector and economic branch they worked in, their income, and relation of education and job were determined. The perceptions of the graduates of ZaNorte were found to be positive. The Province of ZaNOrte needs to develop, retain and sustain highly skilled graduates to improve its economy.

 KEYWORDS AND PHRASES: Graduate migration patterns, Socio-economic characteristics, graduates, Migration decisions


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