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ERIC Number: EJ1081754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Impact of Degree Programme Educational Capital on the Transition of Graduates to the Labour Market
Piróg, Danuta
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n1 p95-109 2016
The article aims to empirically verify the impact of educational capital on the success or failure of higher education graduates' transitions. The paper uses the example of geography graduates in Poland who took part in a nationwide survey in 2012, six months after their graduation. This allowed the author to collect detailed data on the characteristics of the respondents' educational capital and their situation in the job market. Discriminant function analysis was used to establish that the following variables are best predictors of one's situation in the labour market: specialisation and study cycle (BA or MA). Other variables, including the final grade of the degree and the self-assessment of one's competences were found not to be statistically significant in discriminating between the group of working and unemployed graduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland
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