publication . Article . 2018

Where Do All the STEM Graduates Go? Higher Education, the Labour Market and Career Trajectories in the UK

Emma Smith; Patrick White;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Jul 2018
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: United Kingdom
Problems with the supply of highly skilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers have been reported by employers and governments for many decades, in the UK, the USA, and elsewhere. This paper presents some key findings from a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation that examined patterns of education and employment among STEM graduates in the UK. Five large-scale secondary datasets—comprising administrative, survey, cross-sectional and longitudinal data—were analysed in order to provide the most comprehensive account possible. The findings suggest that there is no overall shortage of STEM graduates but there is considerable variation...
free text keywords: HD, General Engineering, Education, Pedagogy, Science education, Computer science, Higher education, business.industry, business, Workforce, Economic shortage, Educational technology, Labour economics
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