ERIC Number: ED240950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Employment Survey of 1982 Graduates of Ontario Universities: Summary Report.
Davis, Christine K.; And Others
Review and Evaluation Bulletins, v4 n7 1983
Results of a survey of 1982 graduates from Ontario, Canada, universities are presented. Information was collected on demographic and background characteristics of the graduates, degree level, major, type of program, decisions for further education, job-search procedures, employment experiences, employment status, initial and subsequent occupational choices, starting and current salaries, job satisfaction, migration, and parents' education. The educational qualifications of holders of 3-year bachelor's degrees did not appear to relate very closely to their jobs, while the qualifications of recipients of 1-year Bachelor of Education and first professional degrees did appear to relate closely to their jobs. Graduates in fine and applied arts, humanities, and social sciences had less success in translating their educational qualifications into jobs in their fields, while those in health professions and occupations did well in this regard. Those in engineering and applied sciences did well on several measures of job relevance. The unemployment rate in spring 1983 was 12.7 percent for male graduates and 9.3 percent for female graduates. Approximately 21 percent of the 1982 graduates were enrolled as full-time students. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Foreign Countries, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Application, Majors (Students), Relevance (Education), Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario