Bohemian graduates in the UK: disciplines and location determinants for entering creative careers
Faggian, A., Communian, R., Jewell, S. and Kelly , U. (2013) Bohemian graduates in the UK: disciplines and location determinants for entering creative careers. Regional Studies, 47 (2). pp. 183-200. ISSN 1360-0591
To link to this article DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2012.665990
The human capital and regional economic development literature has become increasingly interested in the role of the ‘Bohemian occupations’ on economic growth. Using UK higher education student micro-data, we investigate the characteristics and location determinants of creative (bohemian) graduates. We examine three specific sub-groups: creative arts & design graduates; creative media graduates; other creative graduates. We find these disciplines influence the ability of graduates to enter creative occupations and be successful in the labour market. We also highlight the role of geography, with London and the South East emerging as hubs for studying and providing Bohemian graduates with more labour market opportunities.