In this paper, we investigate the relationship between a graduate’s field of study and probability of finding a stable job in a labor market which is flexible as regards atypical jobs but highly protective regarding stable jobs. We apply a discrete-time hazard model, taking into account unobservable heterogeneity, to analyze the transition to a stable job of students who graduated from the University of Calabria in 2004, at one, three and five years distance. Main findings indicate that, after controlling for a wide range of characteristics, Engineering graduates have a higher probability of finding a stable job than graduates in Economics and Business followed by those with a degree in Sciences, Political Science, and Humanities. These results confirm that, even in a deprived area, investing in occupational specific human capital can be seen as an “insurance” against the risk of unemployment or an unstable job.
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|Titolo:||Field of study and transition into a stable job:The case of a University in Southern Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Citazione:||Field of study and transition into a stable job:The case of a University in Southern Italy / Lombardo, Rosetta; De Luca, G; Passarelli, Giovanni. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE. - ISSN 1916-971X. - 4:2(2012), pp. 69-84.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|