International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 5 Num. 3 - November 2005


Tendencias de las Trayectorias de los Titulados en Tr?nsito al Mercado Laboral [Trends of the Paths of the Graduates in Transit to the Labour Market]

Volume 5 Num. 3 - November 2005 - Pages 233-246


Amparo Almarcha Barbado, Patricia Crist?bal Alonso and Luisa F. Castro Noya ,


In the seventies, the concern of the studies on employment and labor market centered on the lack of fit between qualified graduates and growing occupational requirements standing face to face with a proportion of a expanding university population. Later, the relation between higher education and employment attends to the debate of overqualification and its consequences. Our key hypothesis states that the university degrees have distinctive features that are changing the itinerary of specialization and the transition to the labour market. Thus, the activities of the graduate student in his itinerary, will depend on such factors as the peculiarities of the labor market, as well as the conditions of election and exit of the chosen specialization, abilities and academic ratings, age, sex, networks of support, and other aspects connected to need achievement and personal motivation

Key words:

Labor market, university graduates

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