Insights on Canadian Society – Overqualification among recent university graduates in Canada

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Between 1991 and 2011, the share of young people with a university degree increased significantly, as did the share of young workers employed in professional occupations. Nevertheless, many young university degree holders could still be considered 'overqualified'-working in occupations requiring lower levels of education. In this article, changes in overqualification among young graduates are examined over the period from 1991 to 2011.

Frequency: Occasional

Author(s): Sébastien Larochelle-Côté and Sharanjit Uppal

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Release date: April 2, 2014

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Release date: April 2, 2014

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  • Education, Men, Occupational distribution, Occupations, Postsecondary education, Profiles, University degrees, University graduates, White-collar workers, Women, Workers, Youth employment, Youth