University and vocational education, and youth labour market outcomes in Australia

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Author: Marks, Gary N.


The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of university and vocational education, and other influences on a variety of labour market outcomes for Australian youths aged between 16 and 25. The six labour market outcomes investigated are: occupational status, hourly and weekly earnings, employment, unemployment and full-time work. The study finds that a bachelor's degree has clear positive effects on each of these youth labour market outcomes, in contrast to vocational qualifications. Among men, vocational qualifications show no sizable positive effects on these outcomes. Among...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Outcomes; Qualifications; Youth; Vocational education and training; Higher education; Employment; Gender; Income

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Unemployment; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2017

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Journal volume: 30

Journal number: 8

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 868-880

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 131.178

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