LMIP-HSRC Seminar Series: Schooling inequality, higher education and the labour market: Evidence from a graduate tracer study in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

Event date: 
Thursday, 31 March 2016 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Human Sciences Research Council - Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (HSRC Video Conferencing Rooms VCRs)


Dr Michael Rogan, Rhodes University


Dr Glenda Kruss, Human Sciences Research Council

About this seminar:

The speaker will discuss the results of a tracer study that surveyed graduates from two universities in the Eastern Cape. The study aimed to identify some of the key factors that predicted whether and how university graduates in South Africa find employment.

This seminar focuses, in particular, on how factors such as schooling background, race and gender are associated with study choices and unemployment. The findings have important implications for equity and for the efficiency of higher education institutions. In considering some of the key findings, the presentation will conclude with a discussion of potential policy responses and the implications for equity in higher education.

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of DST.

Venues and contacts:

Cape Town: HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Jean Witten: Tel (021) 4668004 Email [email protected](link sends e-mail)

Durban: HSRC, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001, Contact Ridhwaan Khan: Tel (031) 242 5400 Cell 083 788 2786 Email [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Pretoria: HSRC, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact Arlene Grossberg: Tel (012) 302 2811 Email [email protected](link sends e-mail).

Please RSVP by 27 March 2016