Theme 2. Education and the labor market

During a three-year period from 1967 to 1970, while teaching at the University of Chicago, Myers carried out a study of how Peruvian Agricultural University Graduates fit into the Peruvian labor market.  The study showed that a manpower model of relating education to market placement would not predict the results and highlighted the importance of social background in the process.


“Academic Achievement, Social Background, and Occupational Recruitment – A Longitudinal Study of Graduates from a Peruvian University” Chicago, University of Chicago, Comparative Education Center.  Unpublished paper in English subsequently published in Spanish (see next reference).


 “Logro Académico, Antecedentes Sociales y Reclutamiento Ocupacional.”  Revista del Centro de Estudios Educativos (México) Vol. III, No. 1 (1973), pp. 35-66.