23 November 2017 | EQAF Paper

Graduates’ tracking with administrative data – How it is done in Poland

Marek Bożykowski, Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Mikołaj Jasiński, Tomasz Zając


The massification of higher education in Poland means that labour market outcomes of graduates are an important perspective for future students, higher education institutions as well as the managers of higher education at national level. The new graduate tracking system, based on the administrative data, allows for monitoring of graduates’ outcomes on the labour market by type of studies, the higher education institution as well as individual curricula.

The absolute and relative measures allow assessing the outcomes taking into account the local labour market perspective. Results of the first two waves of graduate tracking show that the outcomes vary by study area, but also change in time. While in the short run, aspects such as prior experience on the labour market and the place of residence affect employment chances, in the longer run the labour market processes become more important.


This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

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