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ERIC Number: EJ1094091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1443-2110
A Panel Data Investigation of the Relationship between Graduate Job Search and Employment Outcomes
Carroll, David
Journal of Institutional Research, v18 n1 p47-55 Aug 2013
The transition from study to work is an important one. The jobs that graduates secure after completing their studies may very well shape the trajectory of their future careers, so an understanding of how job search influences employment outcomes has significant implications for theory and higher education practice. This article specifically examines the monetary outcomes associated with different job search methods in the context of the Australian graduate labour market, based on a rich panel data sample of bachelor degree graduates from the 2011 Beyond Graduation Survey. The use of panel data allows us to control for the effect of unobserved individual fixed effects, which might otherwise confound our wage estimates. Five broad types of job search method are investigated: advertisements, university-based methods, networking, direct employer contact, and other methods not specifically addressed in the survey. This article concludes by discussing the implications of the results and methodology for practice. [This article was awarded Best Paper at the Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research, "Evolution of IR practice and use of IR", Terrigal, New South Wales, November 12-14, 2013.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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