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PEDAR: Executive Summary Beyond 9 to 5: The Diversity of Employment Among 1992-93 College Graduates in 1997
Prevalence of Alternative Employment
Demographic, Family, and Academic Chatacteristics
Alternative Employment 1 and 4 Years After College Completion
Alternative Employment and Other Labor Market Experiences
Research Methodology
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Executive Summary (PDF)

In 1997, about two-thirds (68 percent) of employed 1992–93 bachelor’s degree recipients who were not enrolled for further study worked in jobs considered traditional for college graduates—that is, they worked full time for someone else in one professional job. Self-employment, working part time, and being employed in multiple jobs were each relatively uncommon among employed, nonenrolled 1992–93 bachelor’s degree recipients (5 percent were self-employed, 5 percent were employed part time, and 7 percent worked in multiple jobs). In all, 15 percent reported working in at least one of these three types of alternative working arrangements. Also, 13 percent reported working in clerical and support occupations, and an additional 8 percent reported working in field professions.

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