The dire picture is, 1,1 million college graduates are working in jobs below their qualifications.

The dire picture is 1,1 million university graduates working in jobs below their qualifications. The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey announced that 1,1 million university or college graduates are working below their qualifications. The report stated that the gap may be related to the quality of education.

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) announced that a total of 1,1 million people, 425 million of whom are university or college graduates, and 1,6 high school or technical high school graduates, are employed in jobs below their qualifications.

The study titled “Ignored Problems of Labor Markets: Underemployment, Inactive Employment and Skills Mismatch” prepared by TEPAV Economic Policy Analyst Güneş Aşık has been published. In the study, it is pointed out that the fact that people are employed in jobs below their skill sets is a sign of an economic loss of added value.

Emphasizing that only 70,2 percent of college and higher graduates work in jobs that match their skill sets, according to the household labor force surveys of TURKSTAT, "29,9 percent of college and higher graduates in Turkey can actually work in areas that require more skills, while lower skills are required. works in demanding jobs. Considering that the number of university or college graduate workforce in Turkey was recorded as 2001 million at the end of 4, approximately 1,1 million people are employed in jobs that will create lower added value compared to their qualifications and production capacities.” expressions were used.

In the report, it was pointed out that the quality-occupation gap observed in Turkey may be related to the quality or poor quality of higher education, and pointed out that there is a need for more comprehensive research on this subject. “Even if we leave the quality issue aside, there has been a significant increase in the workforce, especially university and college graduates, and therefore a tough competition since 2004.” “In the next ten years, millions of young people with even higher levels of education will join the workforce. It is a very difficult policy task to create new business areas for these people and, moreover, to employ them in jobs compatible with their qualifications.” expressions were used. Drawing attention to Turkey's goal of being among the top ten economies of the world and increasing its per capita income to the level of 2023 thousand USD by 25, the TEPAV report noted that the question of how we can use our human resources more effectively should be among the priorities of policy-making authorities.

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Source :time

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