Employment and Labour Markets

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Abstract

This chapter examines graduate employment and labor markets across the broad regional scope of the Asia-Pacific region which includes East, South, and South-East Asia and analyzes the labor market within and across these regions. The chapter is organized into four main sections which explore the Asia-Pacific region and the diverse economies, demographics, and labor markets within that region. The chapter also addresses the mega trends impacting the future of work and employment and the regional strategies that have been developed to tackle these trends. Graduate unemployment, underemployment, and employability are discussed and the chapter ends with a synopsis of strategic responses to generating work-ready graduates across the region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
EditorsDevesh Kapur, Lily Kong, Florence Lo, David Malone
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter3
Pages66-92
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780191964619
ISBN (Print)9780192845986
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Asia-Pacific higher education
  • Asia-Pacific labor markets
  • employability
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • future of work
  • graduate underemployment
  • graduate unemployment
  • regional employment strategies
  • work readiness

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