English title: Expansion of higher education and graduate employability: Data and insights from Central and Eastern Europe

Author(s): Petya Ilieva-Trichkova - Pepka Boyadjieva -

Language: English

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2016


This chapter challenges the view that expansion of higher education (HE) per se leads to worsening of graduate employability, by exploring how different types of dependent capitalism in nine post-socialist countries mediate the influence of HE expansion on graduate employability in the context of their Europeanization. Drawing on data from the European Social Survey (2010) and official statistics, it takes into account different dimensions of graduate employability and bridges macro-level and micro-level factors in explaining national differences in it. The chapter argues that the development of HE of a given country is an important part of its specific ‘institutional package’.

From page no: 207

To page no: 227

Anthology: Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

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