台灣C大學畢業生薪資差異與學用配合關係之研究---理工v.s.非理工學位

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Description

The main goal of this project is to investigate the relationship between earningsand job-discipline matching quality for university graduates. By using data fromUniversity C in Taiwan, it is stylized that not only are the earnings of sciencegraduates higher than those of non-science, but the job match with theiracademic background is also higher with statistical significance. Namely,earnings and job-match are observed to vary with graduates’ academicbackground. As such, this project focuses, in particular, on the plausibly differentrelationship between earnings and job-discipline matching quality for sciencegraduates versus non-science ones. To further realize the role of job matchingquality in earnings differential between since and non-since graduates, thisproject also adopts the Oaxaca decomposition method for empirical analysis.Empirically, a combined “Job Flow for College Graduates” and “StudentAchievements in School” from the “Institutional Research Office” of University Cis employed for analysis. The merits of this data include that it contains detailedinformation on respondents’ unobservable characteristics and their evaluation onthe job-discipline matching quality, which are usually unobserved in data used inrelated studies in literature. The information also facilities the corrections for theendogenous and selection bias involved in the estimation of earnings equation. Inaddition to the overall sample, this project will conduct sample decompositionanalysis by academic degree, including bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.Due to the obvious differences in employment opportunities and earningsdifferential across industries in Taiwan, this research also conducts empiricalanalysis by industry. To the best of my knowledge, not many studies in Taiwananalyze issues about the quality of job matching with workers’ academicdisciplines. Research concerning the impact of job-discipline match and earningsdifferential between since- and non-science university graduates is even scarce.Because the unemployment rate of higher education graduates is the highest inTaiwanese labor market and the rate of unemployment varies substantiallyacross graduates of various disciplines, how to improve the job-disciplinematching quality and hence the employability of higher education graduatesought to be emphasized. It is hoped this study to fill the gaps in related literatureand to propose policy suggestions concerning how to promote the job-disciplinematching quality for university graduates, according to disciplines.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/08/2231/07/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Keywords

  • job match quality
  • earnings differential
  • institutional research and analysis
  • endogenous bias
  • sample-selection bias

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