Title

Does Private Higher Education Improve Employment Outcomes? Comparative Analysis from Egypt

Author's Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

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https://ideas.repec.org/a/kap/porgrv/v18y2018i1d10.1007_s11115-016-0367-x.html

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Ghada Barsoum; Ahmed Rashad

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Public Organization Review

Publication Date

3-1-2018

doi

https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1387145

Abstract

Private players are often perceived as powerful drivers of innovation and efficiency. This argument remains untested in the field of higher education. This paper examines whether there are differences in the labour market outcomes for graduates of public and private higher education institutions in Egypt. Relying on a unique data set tracing graduates, the analysis shows that the type of higher education institution has no statistically significant effect on graduates’ job security and earnings. Ascribed characteristics of gender and parental socio-economic background, along with the sector of employment, were the key predictors of these labour market outcomes.

First Page

125

Last Page

142

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