Social Perceptions versus Economic Returns of the Higher Education: The Bologna Process in Poland

dc.contributor.authorKwiek, Marek
dc.description.abstractIn the present study, the Bologna process is viewed through the lenses of the end product of reform initiatives it has been promoting in the last decade: in this case, a coherent system of three degrees – the bachelor, the master, and the doctorate. And in particular, it is focused on the changing social perceptions and labor market perceptions of the bachelor degree. The increasing acceptance of the bachelor degree in the Polish labor market seems to be an indirect product of the Bologna process: in the 1990s the bachelor degree both had low social prestige and was refused as appropriate higher education credentials by the labor market. But recent national data tend to suggest that while the social prestige of the bachelor degree is still low, its market value is quite high. Consequently, the bachelor degree may have much higher acceptance among students and graduates in the near future. The role of the Bologna process in this transformation has been substantial. There seems to be a combination of national and international forces at work which has managed to transform the national labor market position of the bachelor degree. The study is divided into the following sections: introduction; the degree structure in Poland in an European comparative context; the bachelor degree in Poland from a historical comparative perspective: legal changes and institutional transformations; the degree structure and the labor market response: review of recent empirical evidence; the bachelor degree and private higher education; and conclusions.pl_PL
dc.identifier.citationIn: Tamás Kozma, Magdolna Rébay, Andrea Óhidy, and Éva Szolár (eds.), The Bologna Process in Central and Eastern Europe. Dordrecht: Springer. 147-182.pl_PL
dc.subjectBologna Processpl_PL
dc.subjectEuropean integrationpl_PL
dc.subjectPolish higher educationpl_PL
dc.subjectPolish universitiespl_PL
dc.subjectreturns from higher educationpl_PL
dc.subjectwage premiumpl_PL
dc.subjectbachelor degreepl_PL
dc.subjectbachelor/master splitpl_PL
dc.subjectlabor marketpl_PL
dc.subjectlabor market entrypl_PL
dc.subjectprivate sectorpl_PL
dc.subjectprivate higher educationpl_PL
dc.subjecteconomics of educationpl_PL
dc.subjectCentral Europepl_PL
dc.subjectuniversity reformspl_PL
dc.subjecthigher education reformspl_PL
dc.subjectreforming universitiespl_PL
dc.subjectuniversity - labor market linkspl_PL
dc.subjectyouth employmentpl_PL
dc.subjectlabor market mismatchpl_PL
dc.subjectgraduate employmentpl_PL
dc.subjecteducation to workpl_PL
dc.titleSocial Perceptions versus Economic Returns of the Higher Education: The Bologna Process in Polandpl_PL
dc.typeRozdział z książkipl_PL


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