The changing graduate labour market: analysis using a new indication of graduate jobs

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Author: Green, Francis; Henseke, Golo


[The authors] develop a statistically-derived indicator, conceptually based on the skill requirements of jobs, for identifying graduate jobs from their unit group occupational code. [The authors] use representative survey data on skills utilisation and clustering methods for the classification. The method is transparent, replicable, and could be flexibly applied in a variety of settings. The indicator performs better than existing indicators in validation tests. To demonstrate the indicator's utility, [the authors] then analyse the development of the British graduate labour market...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Outcomes; Higher education; Labour market

Keywords: Skills mismatch; Underemployment; Employment opportunity; Education work relationship; Graduates; Return on education and training; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies, 2014

Physical description: 44 p.

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Series: LLAKES research paper; no. 50

ISSN: 2042-5929

Resource type: Paper

Rights: This paper may be cited or briefly quoted in line with the usual academic conventions, and for personal use. However, this paper must not be published elsewhere (such as mailing lists, bulletin boards etc.) without the author's explicit permission.

Call number: TD/TNC 117.1052

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