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CONTRERAS-LOPEZ, María José; JUAREZ-SANCHEZ, José Pedro  and  RAMIREZ-VALVERDE, Benito. Employment prospects of tourism students at universities in Puebla, Mexico. Pap. poblac [online]. 2021, vol.27, n.109, pp.191-223.  Epub Mar 28, 2022. ISSN 2448-7147.

In Mexico, tourism graduates face difficulties in obtaining employment. The objective of the research was to analyze the perception of students of the degree in tourism about their insertion into the labor market. The research used the mixed method and tourism students from three universities were interviewed. It was found that students perceive that they are prepared and have high expectations in finding work in a few months in areas related to tourism. They expect to earn regular wages compared to those earned in the country, if they do not find a job in what they studied, they would be willing to work in activities other than tourism. It is concluded that students are prepared but their incorporation into the labor market will be difficult.

Keywords : Employment; higher education; tourism; income; inequality.

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