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Jobs for Young University Graduates : Is It Worth Having a Degree?

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dc.creator Cardoso, Ana Rute
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:11:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20577
dc.identifier ppn:472605860
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20577
dc.description This study addresses the question: Are workers who hold a university degree increasingly filling job openings meant for people with lower levels of schooling? It focuses on Portugal, where the higher education system has been expanding at a fast pace and the share of university graduates in total labour force has been increasing, but where the unemployment rate for such workers has also been increasing. The analysis relies on a remarkable dataset covering the entire workforce in manufacturing and services private sectors, to implement the conceptual framework developed by Gottschalk and Hansen (2003). Results indicate that the university wage premium increased and the proportion of university graduates working in non-university jobs declined sharply over time. Therefore, no support is found for the skepticism over investment in higher education. Results are consistent with the idea that skillbiased technological progress taking place in some sectors raises the productivity of workers with higher schooling levels, thus raising their wages, which attracts new workers with high qualifications.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1311
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J31
dc.subject I20
dc.subject J21
dc.subject J24
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject higher education
dc.subject youth
dc.subject job creation
dc.subject labour market trends
dc.subject Akademische Berufe
dc.subject Arbeitsnachfrage
dc.subject Bildungsertrag
dc.subject Studium
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Portugal
dc.title Jobs for Young University Graduates : Is It Worth Having a Degree?
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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