WP4 - Internal geographical mobility

WP4 within the GESI project is dedicated to studying the selection process, patterns, and outcomes of internal geographical mobility in Italy. This includes an investigation into the following aspects:

  • Identifying the individual characteristics that contribute to different types of internal geographical mobility. This research also explores how internal migration patterns have changed over time and across different cohorts.
  • Examining the association between geographical mobility and occupational outcomes, as well as its influence on pathways of social mobility. This analysis seeks to understand how moving within different geographic regions of Italy affects individuals’ occupational trajectories and their potential for upward social mobility.
  • Exploring the potential interaction between the effects of internal mobility and the social background of origin. This research aims to understand how an individual’s social background, such as their family’s socioeconomic status, may interact with the effects of internal mobility on their occupational and social outcomes.