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Employment outcomes of graduates: The case of Universiti Utara, Malaysia

Lim, Hock Eam and Rich, Judith and Harris, Mark N. (2008) Employment outcomes of graduates: The case of Universiti Utara, Malaysia. Asian Economic Journal, 22 (3). pp. 321-341. ISSN 13513958

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Data on the labor market outcomes of graduates of the Universiti Utara Malaysia were analyzed using an ordered logit model. The type of degree, ethnicity, and number of job applications submitted are found to be significant determinants of labor market outcomes. Accounting graduates were found to obtain the best labor market outcomes. Malay graduates had significantly less favorable labor market outcomes. The findings for unemployed graduates support two current programs in Malaysia: re-training for the long-term unemployed and job matching assistance. The findings also suggest that universities should monitor the skill-demands of job vacancies and give specific consideration to Malay graduates.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: labor market outcomes, job search intensity, ordered logit model.
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 02:57
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2012 02:57
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5099

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