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Labour Market Outcomes for Young Graduates


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  • David C. Maré

    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

  • Yun Liang

    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)


This paper examines income and employment outcomes for 18 to 30 year old New Zealanders with post-school qualifications, using data from the 1996 and 2001 Censi. Outcomes are analysed by field of study, to highlight the variation in outcomes within the post-school graduate (PSG) population. Fields are characterised according to the specialisation of job choices made by PSGs. A preliminary investigation is undertaken of changes in supply and demand of PSGs in different fields. Part A of the report summarises patterns for all PSGs, and compares fields of study. Part B contains field profiles for each of 26 grouped fields of study that can be compared across the two years.

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Paper provided by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in its series Working Papers with number 06_06.

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Length: 231 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2006
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Handle: RePEc:mtu:wpaper:06_06

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Keywords: Labour Market outcomes; Tertiary Qualification; Young Graduates; New Zealand;

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