ERIC Number: ED353930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and Employment: The Changing Relationship. The Case of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Country Study: Austria.
Pechar, Hans; And Others
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 Austria. Organized in three main sections the first reviews past problems in humanities and social science education. In particular the following topics are examined: difficulties in the context of broad changes in the Austrian higher education system and in increased access to higher education; study courses in the humanities and social sciences; specialization, classification, and modernization of these programs; employment of graduates in the 1980s; and employment of graduates in selected disciplines. The second section looks at quantitative development of enrollments and graduates in the humanities and social sciences as compared to other disciplines. A final section reviews recent problems of higher education in Austria, in particular insufficient increase in expenditures for universities in the last decade due to decreasing political support for an expansion of higher education since the mid-1970s and issues raised by membership in the European Community. An appendix contains seven tables. (Contains 11 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Austria