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ERIC Number: ED571646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-28
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2226-7077
Fields of Education, Gender and the Labour Market. Education Indicators in Focus. No. 45
OECD Publishing
More and more adults are earning a tertiary qualification, but not all tertiary degrees have the same value on the labour market. In general, postgraduate degrees such as master's and doctoral degrees are associated with higher employment rates and earnings than bachelor's degrees. Labour market outcomes also vary by field of education. Some fields of education differ markedly in their gender composition, reflecting the sextyping of occupations and gender stereotypes. Graduates' field of education is closely related with their occupational choices; therefore a better understanding of gender disparities in this area can help to identify some of the mechanisms that lie behind gender differences in the labour market and beyond.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) (France)