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This paper analyses the relationships among life goals, job prospects and fields of study for a sample of young European higher education graduates. The results show that there is a characteristic pattern for each field of study with regard to the variables used. Graduates in a given field have similar life goals and job prospects, as well as a similar educational and social background, irrespective of cultural and labour market differences associated with their country of residence.

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Year of publication 2007
Journal Higher Education
Reference García-Aracil,A.;Gabaldón-Estevan,D.;Mora-Ruíz,J.;Vila,L. (), . Higher Education, 53, p. 843