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Predicting low employability graduates: The case of Universiti Utara Malaysia

Lim, Hock Eam (2010) Predicting low employability graduates: The case of Universiti Utara Malaysia. The Singapore Economic Review, 55 (03). pp. 523-535. ISSN 0217-5908

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The persistence of the graduate unemployment problem warrants the need for predicting factors that are associated with low employability graduates. It is found that ethnicity, English language proficiency and types of degree obtained are significant predictors of graduates’ employability which is measured either by the number of days being unemployed or probability of being unemployed. Compared to the Tobit model, the Probit model which does not accommodate the right censoring bias is found to have less predictive power in terms of the number of days being unemployed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Statistical prediction model; early identification; graduate unemployment.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
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 02:53
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2012 02:53
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5095

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