- Exploring Increasing Graduate Intensity in Occupations in India
- Author : Jeemol Unni and Sudipa Sarkar
- Mar - 2016
This paper analyses the links between changes in higher education and occupational structure through a new classification method developed in the UK (Elias and Purcell, 2004). These changes have been analysed by comparing among the age cohorts 21-35 year and 40-54 year for the decade 1999-00 to 2009-10. We address the question: How has the demand for highly qualified labour changed in various occupations over a decade? Our findings suggest an overall increase in graduate intensity, particularly in high graduate intensive occupations. The returns to graduate education have also increased during the decade under study in the context of both high and low graduate intensive occupations.