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Wykorzystanie danych administracyjnych Zakładu Ubezpieczeń Społecznych i uczelni do monitorowania losów absolwentów uczelni wyższych
Using Social Insurance Institution and university’s administrative data to monitor the fate of university graduates

Author(s): Tomasz Zając, Mikołaj Jasiński, Albert Izdebski, Marek Styczeń
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: learning outcomes evaluation; administrative data; university; the fate of graduates; Social Insurance Institution; labour market

Summary/Abstract: Until now there have been two types of analysis used in monitoring graduates’ situation on labour market. The fi rst type of analysis used surveys among graduates and / or employers. The second was based on public statistics. These analyses usually were not combined and did not provide the possibility to identify the links between education path and the success in the labour market. This paper presents a project that is carried out by the Quality Evaluation Unit of the University of Warsaw. The main goal of the project is to create a methodology of evaluation research that is capable of describing relation between success in studying and labour market success. In the project we will use multiple sources of information, which are administrative data collected continuously by various institutions independently from any researchers activities. The register of Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) contains a wealth of information on the professional activity of Poles while institutions of higher education have collected data on the history of students’ educational careers in their electronic registers. Data gathered by University of Warsaw on the educational path of students have been used in the project so far. Combining information from these two sources creates great opportunities for systematic evaluation of learning processes and outcomes in institutions of higher education. The project implemented by Quality Evaluation Unit of UW aims at something seemingly impossible – a systematic study enabling in-depth analysis that is not expensive.

  • Issue Year: 19/2012
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 49-60
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish