Vocational qualifications, employment status and income : 2006 census analysis /Series: National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Technical paperPublication details: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011 Description: PDFISBN: 9781921955860webedition; 9781921955877printeditionSubject(s): Skilled Labour Recruiting | Vocational Education | Labour Supply Effect Of Education On | Qualifications, Professional | Self-employed | Labour Market Statistics | Statistical Analysis | Census | Vocational Education And Training (vet)Online Resources: Electronic copy
Includes bibliographical references
Two features of the labour market for vocationally qualified workers are explored in this technical paper: the likelihood of self-employment versus wage employment and the determinants of income. The analysis showed that demographic, occupational and local labour market characteristics all influence the likelihood of self-employment. Self-employed people were more likely to be older, married and born in a non-English speaking country. High self-employment was found for managers, males in construction and female hospitality managers. Generally, employees were shown to earn more than self-employed workers, suggesting that the self-employed are willing to sacrifice monetary income for other perceived benefits of self-employment.
Vocational qualifications, employment status and income2006.pdf