Higher Education and Urban Development: Market Dynamics and Gender Differences





Higher Education, Urban Development, Economic Development, Accessibility of Education, Gender, Migration


The study is devoted to analyzing the impact of higher education on urban development, with an emphasis on the cities of Kazakhstan. The paper examines the role of universities in economic growth and the social and cultural life of cities, as well as the impact of the quality of educational programs on the employment of graduates in the context of meeting the requirements of the labor market. The problems of obsolescence of the theory of human capital development against the background of the development of artificial intelligence and changes in the employment structure caused by digitalization are highlighted. The authors draw attention to the contradictions between urban development and the decline of small settlements caused by heterogeneity in access to the Internet and digital technologies. The issue of gender disparity in access to education and its impact on employment is raised. The study presents the results of an initial survey of Kazakhstan students to identify their expectations of university education and its role in future employment. Hypotheses about the perception of the competitiveness of diplomas, the correlation between accessibility and quality of education, and gender differences in the assessment of these aspects are analyzed. The study's results emphasize the importance of cooperation between the state and educational institutions for the development of cities and the training of qualified specialists capable of meeting the needs of the modern labor market. 

How to Cite

Kredina, A., & Dzhanegizova, A. (2024). Higher Education and Urban Development: Market Dynamics and Gender Differences. Eurasian Journal of Economic and Business Studies, 68(1), 90–101. https://doi.org/10.47703/ejebs.v68i1.360