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PhD thesis defense

Elise Stenholt Sørensen, IGN, defends her thesis at the Geography Section

PhD thesis defense — Elise Stenholt Sørensen 1 Oct 2021


Date & Time:

Auditorium E 1.18., Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frederiksberg C

Hosted by:
Geography Section, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K


Human Capital, Migration and Regional Inequality
How the location of educational institutions influences our society

Professor Lars Winther, IGN

Assessment Committee:
Professor Alessandra Faggian, Gran Sasso Science Institute – Italy
Associate Professor Mika Haapanen, University of Jyväskylä – Finland
Associate Professor Høgni Kalsø Hansen (chair), IGN

As regional inequalities in economic prosperity have increased in Denmark in recent years, the political tools for slowing down this development are taking up space in public debates. The geographical location of public institutions, in particular educational institutions, has become a political hot topic in recent years in Denmark.
In this thesis, I paint a broader picture of the impact of geographical access to educational institutions than has previously been available for Denmark. By focussing on two central educational choices for young people, choice of youth education and choice of higher education, this thesis provides new evidence for the associations between geographical proximity to education, educational choices and regional mobility during the life-cycle of the individual.

A digital version of the PhD thesis can be obtained from the PhD secretary Mikala Heckscher at mikala@ign.ku.dk