College Reputation, Major and Gender in Job Search: Employment and Wages of Graduates in China

Jun Kong; Fan Jiang
November 2013
Journal of Applied Sciences;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 22, p4994
Academic Journal
The way by which college reputation, major and gender affect job search prospects of Beijing graduates, along with their starting wages was studied in this study. A duration model and a Heckman selection model were used and yielded several important findings. First, graduates find jobs faster if they come from reputed colleges. The study shows that engineering and business graduates find jobs more easily, whereas law and science graduates have more difficulty finding jobs. Moreover, female graduates find jobs more easily than male graduates, particularly before the date of graduation and 1 to 2 months after graduation. Second, because university graduates have better reputation, they receive a higher initial wage than other types of college graduates, with graduates of liberal arts and social science receiving higher wages than others graduates. In addition, female graduates earn less than male graduates.


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