Changes in the structure of Canadian post-secondary graduates' earnings in the 1980s and 1990s: CS81-0016/1999E-PDF

"This paper looks at the labour market outcomes of three recent cohorts of Canadian post-secondary graduates using the National Graduates Surveys of the classes of 1982, 1986, and 1990. Their unemployment rates compare very favourably with those of non-graduates, including large declines from two years to five years following graduation, and no general deterioration over time. Earnings levels have shown small-to-moderate declines (depending on the specific level of education - College, Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D.) across cohorts in the case of male graduates and increases of similar magnitudes for female graduates. The factors underlying these patters are investigated using a standard regression-based decomposition analysis, with the result indicating that there has been no large scale shift against graduates in terms of prevailing market conditions"--Abstract.

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Title Changes in the structure of Canadian post-secondary graduates' earnings in the 1980s and 1990s
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Format Electronic
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. Cover title. "March 1999."
Date 1999.
Number of Pages 30, [6] p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS81-0016/1999E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 81F0016XPE
Subject Terms Income, Postsecondary education, Surveys