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'This event is free to both SRHE members and non-members' 

The growth in tertiary education has upskilled working-age population worldwide; however, uncertainties in skill demand due to factors like digital transformation, stalling productivity, and geopolitical developments raise concerns about graduates' ability to utilise their skills in the labour market. Socio-structural inequalities further challenge the assumption that all tertiary graduates will secure high-skill careers. This workshop, jointly organised by the Centre for Global Higher Education and the Society for Research into Higher Education, brings together international expertise to analyse mechanism and compare trends in graduate labour market inequality and the potential implication for the sector.


Day 1

9:30 – 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 – 10:30 am: Welcome

10:30 – 12.00 am: Session 1

Catherine Robinson - Vertical and Horizontal Mismatch in the UK: Are Graduates’ Skills a Good Fit for Their Jobs?

Kalyan Kumar Kameshwara - The Scarring Effect of Graduate Underemployment: Evidence From the UK

Tej Nathwani - The College Wage Premium in the UK: Decline and Fall

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 1:45 pm: Poster Session

1:45 – 3:15 pm: Session 2

Petra Sauer - How did Bologna Reforms Affect Returns to Higher Education? New Comparative Evidence using LIS Data

Hans Dietrich - Studying at Academic Universities or Universities for Applied Sciences in Germany – Does the Distinction Matter?

André de Holanda Padilha Vieira - Social Origin, Skills and Graduates’ Outcomes in Employment in Brazil: How Does it Vary across Fields of Study and Institutions?

3:15 – 3:45 pm: Break

3:45 – 4:45 pm: Session 3

Luca Cattani - Is Green Innovation Skill-Biased? Evidence from Italian Provinces

Sangwoo Lee - Job Quality Premium: Trend Changes in Job Quality in South Korea

4:45pm - 5:00 pm: End of Day 1

[6.30pm workshop dinner]


Day 2

9:30 – 10:00 am: Registration

10:00 – 11.30 am: Session 4

Ben Waltmann - Ethnic Earnings Gaps Among University-Educated Men

Zhen Li - Unequal Graduate Outcome in Chinese Labour Market from a Gender Perspective

Nivedita Sarkar, Anuneeta Mitra – Labour Market Outcomes of Female Graduates in India: What Do We Know About Discrimination?

11.30 – 11.45 am: Break

11:45 – 1.15 pm: Session 5

Greta Morando – The Effects of Foreign Students on Native Students’ Outcomes in Higher Education.

Alice Dias Lopes - International Mobility After the PhD: Exploring the Demographics and Early Labour Market Outcomes of UK Doctoral Graduates.

Nikki Shure - First in Family University Graduates on the Labour Market: The Role of Selection to Firms

1:15 – 1:30 pm: Wrap up

September 11th, 2023 10:00 AM to September 12th, 2023 1:30 PM
Society House, Regents Wharf
8 All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
United Kingdom
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