ERIC Number: ED353929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and Employment: The Changing Relationship. The Case of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Country Study: Australia.
This report, one of a series of country studies on higher education and employment particularly in the humanities and social sciences, looks at employment prospects for social science and humanities graduates in Australia. An opening section describes government studies and initiatives and changes in the Australian higher education system since 1961. A following section looks at distribution of higher education students across fields of study. This is followed by a discussion of projected changes in enrollment, demographics, and the labor market. An examination of the employment of graduates looks at trends since the 1960s as well as current patterns. Starting salaries are evaluated and compared with other fields and with trends since 1977. A review of relative salaries after several years in the work force shows differences between fields. Further sections explore employment opportunities as projected over the coming decade in an analysis of the factors likely to influence labor market trends. Also examined are the effect of technological change on international trade, economic growth and the role of various fields. A final section gives a detailed analysis of skills learned in various humanities and social science degree fields, expectations for job skills, and a comparison with Japanese education and expectations. (JB)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Comparative Education, Demography, Doctoral Degrees, Economic Factors, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Humanities, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Masters Degrees, Social Sciences, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Japan