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ERIC Number: ED513963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9218-0937-8
Returns from Education: An Occupational Status Approach
Lee, Jung-Sook
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
Attaining higher levels of education brings with it many benefits for an individual, such as more employment choices, higher income and greater job security. A more educated society contributes to economic growth and general well-being. Using the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth, this study looks at how the growth in occupational prestige is related to the level of an individual's education. The study also looks at the extent to which factors such as gender and socioeconomic status impact on this. The study finds that gaps of occupational prestige amongst young people with different educational attainment become greater as time goes by. Appended are: (1) Sample characteristics; (2) Baseline model; (3) Full quadratic growth model; (4) Models by gender; and (5) Interaction effects by gender. (Contains 7 tables, 8 figures, and 4 footnotes.) [This report was funded through the LSAY (Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth) Research Innovation and Expansion Fund Research Fellowship scheme.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth