Should I stay or should I go?: employability in educational orientations
University of New Brunswick
This study investigates labor outcomes for graduates of Canadian institutions, checking for which orientation has the best likelihood for labor market success. Results show that there is no credential that consistently outdoes the others in the labor market. There is no degree, diploma, or certificate that guarantees the best odds in all the outcomes investigated. While holders of university diplomas/certificates higher than Bachelor’s degrees had the best relative income outcomes as well as best odds for being employed years after graduation, trade school diploma/certificate holders had the best odds for finding employment right after graduation. For mismatch odds, Bachelor’s degree holders had the lowest odds of being overqualified, but Doctorate graduates had the highest odds of working in job related to their field of study. By sex, men with Bachelor’s degrees consistently had the best odds best for finding first and current employment - permanent and otherwise.