Essays on over-education and returns to university quality in the Australian graduate labour market

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Author: Carroll, David


Higher education provides access to most professional and managerial labour markets, and produces the knowledge that underpins economic growth. Accordingly, the economics of higher education is an important and growing topic for study. This thesis is comprised of three essays on topics in the economics of higher education, specifically over-education and returns to university quality, in the context of the Australian graduate labour market. The first essay studies the incidence of over-education and its effect on earnings. The results show that between 24 per cent and 37 per cent of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Outcomes; Quality; Income; Gender

Keywords: Graduates; Age; Employment outcomes; Employment pattern; Underemployment; Skills mismatch; Job searching; Return on education and training; Relevance of education and training; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: University of New South Wales, 2015

Physical description: [129] p.

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A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Business, UNSW Canberra, September 2015

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 139.747

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