The labour market returns to further education for working adults


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Author: Crichton, Sarah; Dixon, Sylvia

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New Zealand. Department of Labour (DOL)


A growing number of adults have been enrolling in tertiary education to gain new qualifications. This paper investigates the labour market benefits that were obtained by working adults aged 25 to 64 years, who enrolled with a tertiary education provider and completed a certificate or diploma at levels 1-6, from 2003 to 2005. We focus on people who were employed both before and after their spell of tertiary study and use longitudinal administrative data from the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education (EOTE) dataset to estimate the impact of education on their subsequent growth in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Qualifications; Statistics; Income

Keywords: Longitudinal data; Outcomes of education and training; Wage

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: DOL, 2011

Physical description: xv, 82 p.

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ISBN: 9780478360349

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 105.361

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