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ERIC Number: EJ912263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
The Effects of Higher Education Programme Characteristics on the Allocation and Performance of the Graduates
Heijke, Hans; Meng, Christoph
Education Economics, v19 n1 p1-27 Feb 2011
Using a unique European data-set, we investigated the significance of five higher education programme characteristics for the labour market position of the graduates: the academic versus discipline-specific character of the competencies generated; the standardization of these competencies; the combination of working and learning; the internationalization; and the exclusive entrance to particular occupations. Our results reveal the importance of the competence orientation. Graduates are allocated in such a manner that the competence orientation of the programme is in congruence with the competence orientation of the occupation. We will also show that the standardization of the programme allows for higher earnings. (Contains 16 notes, 9 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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