Studying beyond age 25: who does it and what do they gain?

Higher education Australia

What would prompt people to undertake education and training in their mid-20s and beyond and what are the benefits? The authors investigate what motivates people to undertake education and training at more mature ages and the impact of this on their labour market outcomes. 
They found that males who undertake further education and training after the age of 25 years did so for reasons related to their current employment (for example, towards promotion or a different job), whereas for females a key motivator was simply getting a job. For both males and females, a sustained increase in job satisfaction following completion of the study was also found.
Data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia Survey and the Survey of Education and Training was used in this report.
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