Student Graduation, Labour Market Destinations and Employment Earnings
AbstractThis paper investigates the labour market destinations of graduates from seven higher education institutions in South Africa. A three-step estimation procedure is employed in which the relative importance of covariates such as age, race, and gender in each stage from educational attainment to pre-defined labour market outcomes, is estimated. The results indicate that race continues to be a significant determinant in South Africa of the probability of outcomes such as graduation and employment even when controlling for institution type and field of study. No differential in earnings is apparent on the basis of race once individuals have been selected into employment. Whilst socio-economic variables are important in determining graduation and success in the labour market, they are not crucial.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit in its series Working Papers with number 12153.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2012
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Publication status: Published in Working Paper Series by the Development Policy Research Unit, November 2012, pages 1-28
Labour Markets; Higher Education; Employment; Wages;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education and Research Institutions
- I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
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- Haroon Bhorat & Natasha Mayet, 2012. "Employment Outcomes and Returns to Earnings in Post-Apartheid South Africa," Working Papers 12152, University of Cape Town, Development Policy Research Unit.
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