Title: The Occupational Domain and Initial Earnings of recent Irish Graduates: Is a Science and Technology Degree Good for You?
Authors: PONTIKAKIS Dimitrios
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER vol. 30 no. 6 p. 591-613
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC50004
ISSN: 0143-7720
URI: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/01437720910988993
DOI: 10.1108/01437720910988993
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The present paper examines the hypothesis that those with a qualification in Science & Technology (S&T) enjoy favourable labour market outcomes. Analysis is based on individual-level data detailing the labour market experiences of Irish university graduates upon entering employment. Calculations using a Gini-Hirschman index indicate that S&T graduates have a wider occupational domain. Additionally, tabulations indicate that on the whole they tend to earn more. Application of an ordered probit model controlling for other factors suggests that engineering graduates enjoy a clear earnings advantage; however the opposite appears to be the case for science graduates.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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