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The determinants of individual unemployment duration: The case of Malaysian graduates

Lim, Hock Eam (2011) The determinants of individual unemployment duration: The case of Malaysian graduates. Journal of Global Management, 2 (2). pp. 184-203. ISSN 977-2229-919X

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This paper estimates determinants of individual unemployment duration of Malaysian graduates. Estimation result suggests that lack of proficiency in English, a mismatch between the type of graduation degree and the requirements for the available jobs in the labor market, family background, state of happiness in overall life, self-expectation on one’s employability and some socio-demographic characteristics (such as ethnicity) are significant determinants of graduate unemployment duration in Malaysia. Specifically, the ‘hypothesis of selection’ in literature of happiness studies is supported; non-English languages proficiency (including Chinese) has no significant impact; and it is imperative to have a realistic self-expectation on one’s employability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unemployment duration; Malaysian graduates; proportional hazard model; hypothesis of selection
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2012 02:49
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5086

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