ERIC Number: ED207467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Job Market Reality for Postsecondary Graduates. Employment Outcome by 1978. Two Years after Graduation.
Clark, W.; Zsigmond, Z.
Based on the 1978 survey of the labor market experiences of 1976 university and college graduates in Canada in the two years after graduation, this report examines the relations and implications of the education-employment nexus for both male and female graduates. Following a review of the background, scope, objectives, audience, methodology and" reliability of data, sections include: an explanation of standard tables; total university and college graduates, Canada and the Provinces (labor market outcomes); labor market experiences in rank order, by field of study; employment outcomes by field of study (national); provincial comparison by major field of study; and occupations and industries. A section on summary and highlights offers information on the following areas: university fields of study, salary, self-employment, provincial comparisons and retrospective judgment. Numerous highlights were noted such as: business is a fast-growing field with graduates still in demand; one month after graduation, 60 percent of both university and college graduates were working full-time; male graduates earned more than females with similar qualifications and in similar jobs; and employment outcomes varied considerably for graduates living in different provinces in 1978. Appendices include the Canadian Classification Dictionary of Occupation Codes, Standard Industrial Classification Codes, and a questionnaires. (LC)
Descriptors: Classification, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Males, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires
Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa, K1A 0S9 Canada ($10.00 Canada, $12.00 others).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canada Dept. of Supply and Services, Ottawa (Ontario).