The role of post-school education and training institutions in predicting labour market outcomes

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Author: Bhorat, Haroon; Kimani, Mumbi E.


This report offers empirical estimates of the association between the type of education institution attended, and the probability of employment and level of earnings of graduates in the South African labour market. Using the first three waves of the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS), we find that an increase in years of schooling increases employment probability, and there is a significant premium for individuals with higher education. Yet it is skills level, often measured by education level attained, which is a more important determinant of wage, relative to occupation. Skills...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Labour market

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Wage rate; Graduates; Employability; Educational background

Geographic subjects: Africa; South Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2017

Physical description: v, 24 p.

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Series: LMIP report; no. 23

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.409

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