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Employment Status and Job-Studies Relevance of Social Science Graduates: The Experience from a Greek Public University

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  • Aglaia G. Kalamatianou

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    (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology, Leof. Syngrou 136, Athens 17675, Greece)

  • Foteini Kougioumoutzaki

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    (158B Alexandras Ave., 11521, Athens, Greece)

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    Research on social science graduates' employment prospects reaches contradictor conclusions intensifying the scepticism on the value of these disciplines in the labour market. The paper examines two important labour market outcomes of these graduates, employment status and job-studies relevance taking into account gender and time of graduation. This is put into the Greek context, then examined further in a case study on graduates of a public University that exclusively serves social sciences. Results indicate deterioration of the graduates' employment opportunities, lower employment status of female graduates, and persistence of a high degree of 'job-studies no relevance' over time.

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    Article provided by Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Kavala, Greece in its journal International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research (IJESAR).

    Volume (Year): 5 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (April)
    Pages: 51-75

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    Handle: RePEc:tei:journl:v:5:y:2012:i:1:p:51-75

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    Keywords: social sciences graduates; employment; job-studies relevance; Greece;

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