Does university choice drive graduates’ employability?
AbstractUniversities have come under increasing pressure to become key drivers of economic development in the age of the knowledge economy. Yet we know very little about the impact of university quality and scientific excellence on the probability of graduates finding jobs. This paper investigates the determinants of Italian graduates’ employability 1-year and 3-years after graduation, with special reference to university quality measured in terms of research performance. Our results confirm that the ‘better’ the university, the higher the likelihood that graduates will be employed. We also observe strong effects associated with field of study, and wide regional differences.
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University quality; returns to education; labour market outcomes; employment;
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- Ciriaci, Daria & Muscio, Alessandro, 2010. "Does university choice drive graduates’ employability?," MPRA Paper 22846, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- NEP-EDU-2010-05-15 (Education)
- NEP-EUR-2010-05-15 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-HRM-2010-05-15 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2010-05-15 (Labour Economics)
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