Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125391
Authors: 
Yamada, Gustavo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 165
Abstract: 
As the number of secondary school graduates rises, many developing countries expand the supply of public and private universities or face pressure to do so. However, several factors point to the need for caution, including weak job markets, low-quality university programs, and job–education mismatches. More university graduates in this context could exacerbate unemployment, underemployment, and overeducation of professionals. Whether governments should regulate the quantity or quality of university programs, however, depends on the specific combination of factors in each country.
Subjects: 
underemployment
university professionals
skilled labor
overeducation
higher education
educational mismatch
JEL: 
J20
J23
J24
J38
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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