Labour Market Outcomes for Ph.D. Graduates

  • Antonella D’Agostino
  • Giulio Ghellini
Conference paper
Part of the Contributions to Statistics book series (CONTRIB.STAT.)


In the international framework a high presence of Ph.D. graduates in the labour market has often been identified as a key factor for innovation and for creating technological progress. The Ph.D. graduates are at the same time the most qualified people in terms of educational attainment and those who are trained and most inclined for research careers, therefore they are expected to contribute to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and technologies. Recently a work at the OECD has raised a number of questions about their education-to-work transition, employment and mobility patterns [4] and one of the aim of the established organization of European Ph.D. students [9] was to improve working and studying conditions for young scientists in order to increase their commitment on European research and to improve the outcomes of European science. Consequentially in Europe it is becoming more and more frequent the adoption of well defined survey design on this population for monitoring their working careers. In spite of that, in Italy the information framework on training and working experience of Ph.D.s. seems to be quite inadequate and fragmented [20], even if Ph.D. studies have been introduced more than 20 years ago.


Labour Market Labour Market Outcome Previous Work Experience Hourly Earning Monthly Earning 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica per la Ricerca EconomicaUniversità di Napoli ParthenopeNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Metodi QuantitativiUniversitá di SienaSienaItaly

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