Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145272
Authors: 
McGuinness, Seamus
Whelan, Adele
Bergin, Adele
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10138
Abstract: 
This paper examines the potential role of higher education institutions in reducing labour market mismatch amongst new graduates. The research suggests that increasing the practical aspects of degree programmes, irrespective of the field of study, will reduce the incidence of initial mismatch. In terms of routes into the labour market, higher education work placements with the potential to develop into permanent posts and the provision of higher education job placement assistance were found to have substantial impacts in reducing the incidence of graduate mismatch. The use of private employment agencies was found to significantly heighten the risk of subsequent mismatch.
Subjects: 
graduate labour market
overeducation
over-skilling
recruitment
course composition
JEL: 
J24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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