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ERIC Number: ED568677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Comparing Labor Insertion of Graduates from Two Areas of Knowledge in Three Mexican Localities
Leal, Marco Aurelio Navarro; Roux, Ruth
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society  (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
Engineering programs are commonly supported by higher education policy and planning initiatives on the grounds of a supposed saturation of the labor market by other types of educational programs. However, labor market saturation is dependent on the economic characteristics and the sociocultural capital of specific locations. The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to examine the differences in the labor situation and wages earned by graduates in law-administration, and engineering in three Mexican localities (Reynosa, Victoria and the Tampico-Madero-Altamira metropolitan area); and (2) to identify the factors related to those differences. The research questions addressed were: What working positions do graduates acquire by disciplinary group and locality? What wages do graduates earn by disciplinary group and locality? What factors influence graduates' positions and wages? Results indicate that engineers were not always better located and paid than the other group. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico