The Incidence Of Over Education

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Over-education in the graduate labour market Word Count – 1795 Executive Summary This report aims to examine the incidence of over-education in the graduate labour market. ‘Over-education’ can be defined as the phenomenon where graduates are required a lower level of qualification for their jobs. The incidence of over-education has risen due to the increase in the supply of graduates in the labour market and the expansion of higher education. It all comes down to how graduates impress employers on their experience and skills they possess than just their qualifications. As recent UK graduates failed in this, they are now stuck in non-graduate jobs. Over-education has impacted recent UK graduate in…show more content…
5-6 4:0.0 What is the impact of over-education on the job satisfaction of those graduates who are in that position? 7 5:0.0 To what extent over-education is a short-term phenomenon 7 6:0.0 What are the implications of over-education for Universities and Government policy makers? 7-8 7:0.0 Conclusions 8 8:0.0 Recommendations 8-9 8:1.1 Work experience and internships 8 8:1.2 Networking 8-9 9:0.0 Appendices 9-11 10:0.0 References 12-13 1:0.0 Introduction In the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of UK higher education increasing the supply of graduates in the labour market. Due to the increase in the number of graduates, they are now experiencing the incidence of over-education. Over-education in the graduate labour market refers to the situation where graduates are required a sub-degree level of qualification. As recent graduates are not equipped enough to succeed in the graduate labour market, they are forced to accept non-graduate jobs. This has resulted to UK higher education institutions with the pressure of graduate employability. Therefore, in order for graduates to succeed in the graduate labour market, they
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