Ciriaci, Daria and Muscio, Alessandro (2010): Does university choice drive graduates’ employability?
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Universities have come under increasing pressure to become key drivers of economic development in the age of the knowledge economy. Yet we know very little about the impact of university quality and scientific excellence on the probability of graduates finding jobs. This paper investigates the determinants of Italian graduates’ employability 1-year and 3-years after graduation, with special reference to university quality measured in terms of research performance. Our results confirm that the ‘better’ the university, the higher the likelihood that graduates will be employed. We also observe strong effects associated with field of study, and wide regional differences.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does university choice drive graduates’ employability?|
|Keywords:||University quality; returns to education; labour market outcomes, employment|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I23 - Higher Education ; Research Institutions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||Alessandro Muscio|
|Date Deposited:||07. May 2010 13:54|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 21:47|
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