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The School-to-Work Transition of Business Graduates in Slovenia

Polona Domadenik ; Univerza u Ljubljani, Ekonomska fakulteta
Marjana Drame ; S-Real d.d.
Daša Farčnik ; Univerza u Ljubljani, Ekonomska fakulteta

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 250 Kb

str. 299-324

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In this paper, we study the characteristics of young graduates’ employability while controlling for different individual abilities and a school’s value added in the context of the human capital theory. The study uses a unique matched employer-employee micro dataset for the complete cohort of the Slovenian graduates of 2007. The aim of this paper is to research the quality of education services by using a proxy not often used in the literature: the employability of graduates. In order to avoid school-to-work transitions in different fields of study, we focus solely on graduates in the field of business and administration. The results show that, on average, the probability of becoming employed after graduation differs significantly among schools that provide business and administration education. Some institutions exhibit a higher probability of employment, thereby revealing considerable differences in quality. These institutions provide their education services at a lower price per “employable” graduate in comparison to other higher education institutions. Newer private schools exhibited a significantly lower level of employability of their full- and part-time graduates, possibly indicating the lower innate ability of the students who enrol in these schools and/or the lower quality of the academic programmes involved.

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school to work transition; business schools; graduates; employment

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