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Study for nothing? Literature overview of labour market opportunities for individuals with tertiary education

In: Proceedings of FIKUSZ '12

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  • Kornélia Lazányi

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    (Óbuda University)

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In western countries more and more percentage of the population enters into tertiary education On both national and individual level positive consequences of this tendency are numerous -; such as increased level of qualification(s) and higher level of foreign language proficiency. However, employers are still not satisfied. There is a considerable mismatch between the skills and competencies offered and those demanded. Present paper endeavours to find the origin(s) of this gap and proposes ways to fill them up.

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This chapter was published in: Pál Michelberger (ed.) Proceedings of FIKUSZ '12, , pages 37-46, 2012.

This item is provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Proceedings of FIKUSZ '12 with number 37-46.

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Keywords: higher education; labour mismatch; skills;

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  1. Nachum Sicherman, 1987. "Over-Education in the Labor Market," University of Chicago - George G. Stigler Center for Study of Economy and State 48, Chicago - Center for Study of Economy and State.
  2. Francis Green & Steven McIntosh, 2007. "Is there a genuine under-utilization of skills amongst the over-qualified?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(4), pages 427-439.
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