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Nordlund, Madelene – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Based on Swedish register data from 2003 to 2012, this study attempts to explain over-education and upward mobility among tertiary graduates. Rarely used explanatory factors are central in the analyses, such as 'still in study' and 'field of education'. Tertiary graduates in low-wage jobs are regarded as over-educated. The results of this work…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Salary Wage Differentials, Social Mobility, Correlation
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Baldry, Kim – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
In this study, I examine the influence of demographic and educational characteristics of South African graduates on their employment/unemployment status. A sample of 1175 respondents who graduated between 2006 and 2012 completed an online survey. Using binary logistic regression, the strongest determinants of unemployment were the graduates' race,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Online Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Pabian, Petr; Sima, Karel; Kyncilova, Lucie – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The Czech Republic is one of the post-communist countries where the transformation from late industrial to knowledge economies and knowledge societies was complicated by the simultaneous transformations from communist centrally planned economies to democratic regimes and market economies. Furthermore, the transformation of higher education itself…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Change, Academic Education, Labor Market
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Opheim, Vibeke – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
This article studies the impact of parental education on the education-to-work transition among graduates in Norway during the time period 1987-2001. Four indicators of labour market success are examined: (1) main activity after graduation, (2) mismatch in the labour market, (3) type of job position, and (4) monetary outcome. The findings indicate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Background, College Graduates
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Marzo-Navarro, Mercedes – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
Investments made to improve the educational level of the population are beneficial for the society. Nevertheless, in order to reap a considerable part of these benefits, there must be a fit between the trained human capital and the needs of the labour world. If this does not happen, an entirely undesirable educational gap will occur. This gap can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Storen, Liv Anne – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In most of the OECD countries non-western immigrants face a larger risk of unemployment than non-immigrants. To what degree does this also apply to persons who have graduated from colleges and universities in their new country? The results of analyses concerning unemployment experience as well as duration of unemployment show significant…
Descriptors: Risk, Immigrants, College Graduates, Unemployment