ERIC Number: ED469985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond 9 to 5: The Diversity of Employment among 1992-93 College Graduates in 1997. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports.
Bradburn, Ellen M.; Berger, Rachael
This study examined the working experiences of college students who are not full-time professional employees, but instead have alternative employment. The study examined both alternative working arrangements and occupation types. Alternative working arrangements include self-employment, part-time employment, and employment in multiple jobs. Among occupation types considered alternative were clerical and support occupations and field professions (farming, forestry, etc.) because these jobs have historically been filled by workers without bachelor's degrees. Data from the 1993/2007 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study were used, representing college graduates who received their bachelor's degrees in academic year 1992-1993. In 1997, about two-thirds of these 1992-1993 graduates not enrolled in further education worked in jobs considered traditional for college graduates. Self-employment, working part time, and being employed in multiple jobs were relatively uncommon. In all, 15% reported working in at least one of these 3 types of alternative working arrangements. Thirteen percent reported working in clerical and support occupations, and an additional 8% reported working in field professions. Information is provided about student and employee characteristics and reasons for choosing alternative employment. Appendixes contain a glossary and technical notes. (Contains 11 figures, 19 tables, and 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Clerical Occupations, College Students, Employment Patterns, Farm Occupations, Higher Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Part Time Employment, Part Time Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES)