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|Title:||The Occupational Domain and Initial Earnings of recent Irish Graduates: Is a Science and Technology Degree Good for You?|
|Citation:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANPOWER vol. 30 no. 6 p. 591-613|
|Publisher:||EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LIMITED|
|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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