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ERIC Number: EJ1037738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0251-2513
Misalignment between Post-Secondary Education Demand and Labour Market Supply: Preliminary Insight from Young Adults on the Evolving School to Work Transition
Graham, John R.; Shier, Micheal L.; Eisenstat, Marilyn
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, v14 n2 p199-219 Jul 2014
Most research on labour market outcomes and higher education finds a positive relationship. This qualitative research sought to better understand how higher educational attainment contributes to employment outcomes from a subsample (n = 15) of a larger study (N = 36) on youth labour market attachment among minority, low socioeconomic status young adults. Respondents described: (1) Employment opportunities not being aligned to the educational background of some young adults; and (2) there were no direct links between educational institutions and the labour market in supporting successful employment. These findings suggest a misalignment between educational demand and labour market supply.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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