Young Economist Event - Have we swamped the graduate labour market?
From: Wednesday April 27, 2016, 5:30 pm
To: Wednesday April 27, 2016, 7:30 pm
Have we swamped the graduate labour market?
Higher education has changed from being an elite sector to one of mass higher education. This trend has been exacerbated by the removal of caps on university places several years ago. While numbers of graduates grow year by year we have observed that the employment outcomes have deteriorated each year since 2008. In this presentation, Professor Karmel will look at possible explanations for this decline. Is it just the state of the economy since the global financial crisis, or has the size of the cohort played a role? Is it structural or cyclical? Data from the the graduate destination survey dating back to the 1980s are used to make sense of the trends. The very large sample size enables us to look at whether fields of education have been affected differentially, and whether going to an established university has provided any protection against the trend. Finally, we also look at the quality of jobs that graduates having been getting since the global financial crisis.
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VenueAmber Lounge, Ambassador Hotel
107 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000