04.04.2023 | Publikationen

New longitudinal study on the consequences of the expansion of the number of doctoral graduates for their employment situation published

In their new article, Buenstorf, König, and Otto explore the labour market outcomes of more than 98,000 doctorate recipients who graduated between 1995 and 2013. They find that, from the mid-2000s on, newly graduating doctorate recipients had lower rates of full-time employment and were less likely to earn high incomes than graduates of the 1995–2000 period. At the same time, rates of inter-regional mobility have declined, and more new doctorate recipients remain employed in the academic sector.

Guido Buenstorf, Johannes Koenig & Anne Otto (2023) Expansion of doctoral training and doctorate recipients’ labour market outcomes: evidence from German register data, Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2023.2188397