Arnoldshain Seminar XV
“The EU and Latin America Facing Globalization”
September 4 – 6, 2017
Vienna


   
De Santis, Mariana, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, and Cecilia Gáname, Pedro Moncarz, Career path of graduates at The School of Economic Sciences of The National University of Cordoba: an approach through the quality of job. The case of graduates in 2016.
University Graduates’ labor performance is of interest for several reasons. Firstly, it provides information to the universities about the employment possibilities of their graduates and the needs and characteristics that labor market demands. Secondly, employment opportunities, the conditions and characteristics of the employability of the recent graduates are an important signal for those who have to decide the university career. Thirdly, a systematic follow-up of graduate cohorts provides valuable information for the design of policies aimed at facilitating universitylabor market transition. This paper analyzes the job satisfaction of graduates that have finished their studies at the School of Economic Sciences of the National University of Córdoba (SES-NUC), during their first year in the labor market after graduation. The School of Economic Sciences (SES) contributes approximately 10% of the total graduates of the National University of Córdoba (NUC). The study takes into account a sample of graduates that considers the three degrees of SES (i.e. Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Administration and Public Accountant); this sample is equivalent to 50% of the total graduates in each year. We use a dataset, which is still under development, in which individuals were interviewed at the time of their graduation and every three months thereafter on aspects related to their job performance. Job satisfaction is considered by some authors as an indicator of individuals’ labor quality, due to the fact that is associated with their productivity and work environment, in which knowledge is shared and institutional communication and problem solving are favored (Trivellas et al., 2015). From an aggregating approach, job satisfaction can be considered the outcome of the combination of different labor domains. In this context, we estimate a labor satisfaction aggregation model for recent graduates considering salary level, number of hours worked, relationship with their peers and above, among other constituent satisfaction components. In addition, labor well-being of graduates is closely related to the individual's expectations at the time of their decision to invest in human capital, as well as their availability of time offered in the  School of Economic Sciences, National University of Cordoba (Argentina). Valparaíso s/n, Córdoba, Argentina, mdsantis2005@yahoo.com.ar, +543514437300 (48636).  School of Economic Sciences, National University of Cordoba (Argentina). Valparaíso s/n, Córdoba, Argentina, maríacganame@hotmail.com, +543514437300 (48638).  School of Economic Sciences, National University of Cordoba (Argentina) and CONICET. Valparaíso s/n, Córdoba, Argentina, pedro.moncarz@gmail.com, +543514437300 (48531). labor market (Fleming and Parvinder, 2014). Panel data techniques are used to analyze the determinants of subjective well-being at work (Van Praag, B. and A. Ferrer-Carbonell, 2008) and to estimate the weight of each components in general job satisfaction and the relation to graduates expectations, controlling for personal and social variables.