From expansion to crisis: university pathways and professional insertion in the labour market

Abstract

This document focuses on the conclusions of a typological analysis on the occupational insertion of graduates of Catalan public universities in 2004 and 2007. The data come from a periodic survey on the labour market outcomes of graduates from Catalan universities, carried out by the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). A comparison element has been introduced in order to contrast labour market outcomes among graduates in 2004 (interviewed in the first quarter of 2008), who studied and made its labour insertion during a period of economic expansion in Spain and graduates in 2007 who completed their degrees about a year before the start of the recent economic crisis (interviewed in early 2011). Although we can see a decline in the employment rate of graduates as a whole, with regard only to occupied graduates no significant differences were found between the two cohorts. 1 This research work is part of the “Plan Nacional de Investigación científica, desarrollo e investigación tecnológica (CSO2010-19271) financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, under the title “Itinerarios universitarios, equidad y movilidad ocupacional”. The authors form part of the GRET, Labour and Education Research Group, UAB.

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@inproceedings{Navarro2012FromET, title={From expansion to crisis: university pathways and professional insertion in the labour market}, author={Jose Navarro and Sandra Fachelli}, year={2012} }