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Event: Job quality of university graduates in South Korea

IER’s Dr Sangwoo Lee presented one of his recent research papers at the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE) Seminar on 23 January 2024. This paper, co-authored with Prof Francis Green at UCL, examines trends in job quality, the gender job quality disparity and the job quality premium.

Despite the economic growth South Korea experienced during the past two decades, the overall job quality, including prospects, skills and discretion, social environment, physical environment, and work intensity, has worsened from 2006 to 2020. The paper further reveals that universities provide graduates with broader benefits beyond the well documented earnings premium, with graduates enjoying better job quality, compared to non-graduates, in all job quality domains except work intensity. The presentation is available via youtube.

Fri 26 Jan 2024, 10:00 | Tags: job quality, events