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TitleAdmission conditions and graduates’ employability
Author(s)Alexandre, Fernando
Portela, Miguel
Sá, Carla Angélica da Silva Pinto de
KeywordsHigher education
Unemployment propensity
Admission conditions
Differentiation strategies
Issue dateNov-2009
PublisherRoutledge
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Abstract(s)In a context of increasing competition for students, admission conditions have been used as an instrument in a strategy of differentiation. Such a strategy is guided by short-run concerns, that is, the immediate need to attract more students. This article takes a longer term view, by examining graduates' employability. The authors find that tougher admission conditions (namely, a mandatory mathematics examination) appear to be linked with lower unemployment propensity. Previous studies, however, have found that those programmes face lower demand when compared to other studies. These results suggest that students' choices may be based on insufficient information on returns to higher education investment. That information failure indicates that a government intervention may be due.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/13031
DOI10.1080/03075070802688553
ISSN0307-5079
Publisher versionhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a914102015
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:NIPE - Artigos em Revistas de Circulação Internacional com Arbitragem Científica

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