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Revisiting the Labour Market Outcomes Associated with Postsecondary Education: An Analysis of the 2009/2010 Cohort of Canadian University Graduates By Program

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dc.contributor.advisor Walters, David
dc.contributor.author Seward, Brad
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-30T21:19:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-30T21:19:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-07
dc.date.created 2017-07-21
dc.date.issued 2017-08-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11475
dc.description.abstract Drawing on data from the 2009/2010 National Graduate Surveys, this doctoral research builds upon past research comparing the outcomes of university graduates of various postsecondary programs across earnings, objective and subjective work-to-education match, and job satisfaction. This research consists of four areas of study. Statistical analyses first compare fields of study using disaggregated categories of liberal arts and STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) programs, to determine the extent to which the labour market outcomes vary for graduates of university programs that are traditionally aggregated in the wider literature. The next stage of research analyzes the outcomes of postsecondary graduates of traditional versus non-traditional (distance education) programs. Comparisons of outcomes of university graduates who specialized in bilingual versus technical (i.e., science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) pursuits comprise the third area of study. Finally, statistical models include sociodemographic variables to assess whether traditional dimensions of disadvantage have remained salient in the outcomes of university graduates from the most recent wave of the National Graduate Surveys. Statistical analyses are comprised of descriptive statistics, ordinary least squares (OLS) regression, binary logistic regression, and graphical displays of predicted probabilities. This dissertation revisits the debate regarding the viability of human capital, credentialist, and labour market segmentation approaches. The policy implications of the results are also discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Sociology of Education en_US
dc.subject Postecondary Education en_US
dc.subject Labour Market Outcomes en_US
dc.subject Online education en_US
dc.subject Distance education en_US
dc.subject Bilingualism en_US
dc.subject Technical skill en_US
dc.subject Fields of Study en_US
dc.subject Programs en_US
dc.subject University Graduates en_US
dc.title Revisiting the Labour Market Outcomes Associated with Postsecondary Education: An Analysis of the 2009/2010 Cohort of Canadian University Graduates By Program en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Sociology en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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