p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2021 Volume 11
Deomed Publishing
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Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: November 30, 2019; Accepted: April 22, 2020; Published online: June 6, 2020
doi:10.2399/yod.19.018000; Copyright © 2020, Deomed
Changes in the Transition of the Turkish Youth from Undergraduate and Graduate Education to Work over the Years
Çiğdem Apaydın ORCIDID (E-mail)
Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Education, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey
This study aims to obtain detailed information regarding the demographic characteristics (education level, residential area, marital status, and academic department conferring the degree) and the working conditions (employment methods, employment status, status in the workplace, workplace conditions) of the undergraduate and graduate youths employed in Turkey. Aiming at learning and discovery, it was designed and conducted as an exploratory research study. The data consist of the Labor Force Survey Dataset released by the Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI) in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 focusing on the undergraduate and graduate youths in the 20-24 and 25-29 age groups. The study applied document analysis, which is a qualitative research method, and the descriptive analysis technique for the data analysis. The analysis results of the TurkStat data covering the period between 2014 and 2017 revealed that the ratio of undergraduate and graduate youths in Turkey was lower than that of the European Union countries. The majority of the educated youths prefer living in cities and towns, postpone marriage, and receive training for jobs in the health, engineering and teaching sectors which offer better employment prospects. It was also found that young people find their jobs by their own means and they do not get adequate professional support. The vast majority of the Turkish youth work in salaried, wage-based, or per diem-based jobs, and they do not prefer to become entrepreneurs. While undergraduates mostly work in private workplaces, those aged 25-29 work in the public sector.
Keywords: Employment, transition from school to work, undergraduate and graduate education, workforce, youth
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