Graduate Employability: Policy and Performance in Higher Education in the UK

Posted: 16 Aug 2000

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Abigail McKnight

CASE, London School of Economics

Jeremy Smith

University of Warwick - Department of Economics

Robin Naylor

University of Warwick - Department of Economics

Abstract

The UK government is introducing new sets of indicators designed to measure the performance of universities. A first wave of indicators was published in December 1999. A performance indicator based on graduate employment outcomes will follow. This paper proposes a method for developing employment-related performance indicators based on the analysis of data on the first destinations of a full cohort of leavers from pre-1992 universities in the United Kingdom. We analyse the determinants of graduate first destinations and suggest a method for the construction of university performance indicators. We also discuss limitations of league tables based on university performance indicators.

JEL Classification: I21, I22

Suggested Citation

McKnight, Abigail and Smith, Jeremy P. and Naylor, Robin A., Graduate Employability: Policy and Performance in Higher Education in the UK. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=236197

Abigail McKnight (Contact Author)

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Jeremy P. Smith

University of Warwick - Department of Economics ( email )

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Robin A. Naylor

University of Warwick - Department of Economics ( email )

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