Transition from education to employment: A case study of graduates from faculties of Philosophy in Greece

Kyriaki St. Athanassouli


The aim of this article is to analyze the transition from education to employment of graduates from schools of philosophy, 5 years after they leave the educational system. A data survey was conducted in the Centre of Planning and Economic Research of Greece-KEPE. Traditionally, the State was the main employer of these graduates and guaranteed them permanent and secure jobs in the public sector. However, nowadays, with the growth of the number of individuals with a university education and the restrictive economic and financial policies, the procedures for recruiting teachers and other staff in the public sector have become more and more selective. The female graduates from the schools of Philosophy so greatly outnumber the male graduates that mention is made of the ‘feminization’ or the domination of these schools by women. So we analyze demographic and educational characteristics, ways and length of time to find employment, career opportunities, job flexibility and the correspondence between education and employment. Furthermore an econometric analysis is developed in order to evaluate the impact of demographic, educational and job characteristics on the remunerations of young women and men separately.


Transition; Education; Work; Job Mismatches; Earning


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