An Investigation of the Unemployment of Higher Educated Manpower in Iran

Ghasem Sameei


The importance and value of educated manpower (human capital) has become an important issue in economic development of countries throughout the world. In fact, effective use of physical capital itself is dependent upon human capital. Through a survey study, the present paper aimed at investigating the causes of unemployment of higher educated manpower (HEM) in Iran. The results of the study indicated that administrative, educational, economical and socio-cultural factors respectively have an influential effect on unemployment of HEM. The study has offered some implications to policy makers.

Keywords: Higher educated manpower, Human capital, Economic growth, Economic development

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