Is Graduate Under-employment Persistent?: Evidence from the United Kingdom

Irene Mosca, Robert Wright

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Abstract

This paper examines the persistence of under-employment amongst UK higher education graduates. For the cohort of individuals who graduated in 2002/3, micro-data collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency, are used to calculate the rates of “non-graduate job” employment 6 months and 42 months after graduation. A logit regression analysis suggests the underemployment is not a short-term phenomenon and is systematically related to a set of observable characteristics. It is also found that under-employment 6 months after graduation is positively related to under-employment 42 months after graduation, which is consistent with the view that the nature of the first job after graduation is important in terms of occupational attainment later in the life-cycle.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBonn
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Publication series

NameIZA Discussion Paper Series
No.6177

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Graduation
Underemployment
Persistence
Life cycle
Cohort
Regression analysis
Occupational attainment
Logit regression
Micro data

Keywords

  • graduate
  • under-employment
  • over-education
  • united kingdom
  • evidence

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Mosca, I., & Wright, R. (2011). Is Graduate Under-employment Persistent? Evidence from the United Kingdom. (IZA Discussion Paper Series; No. 6177). Bonn.
Mosca, Irene ; Wright, Robert. / Is Graduate Under-employment Persistent? Evidence from the United Kingdom. Bonn, 2011. (IZA Discussion Paper Series; 6177).
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