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Graham, Lauren; Williams, Leilanie; Chisoro, Charity – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Graduate unemployment has increasingly been the topic of research interest as it grows in many countries. In many such contexts, the massification of higher education and the global economic recession of the late 2000s explain the challenge. The situation differs in South Africa. Graduate unemployment rates are low owing to the high demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Labor Market, Unemployment
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Otchia, Christian S.; Yamada, Shoko – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Recent evidence indicates substantial heterogeneity in the returns to skills across countries, but only a few studies have explained the varying patterns in the return to skills. Using the 2013 STEP data for Ghana and Kenya, we estimate the causal effect of cognitive and noncognitive skills on a large set of labour market outcomes by controlling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Labor Market
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Hulliger, Beat; Hong Thu, Nguyen Thi – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Based on the Vietnamese Household Living Standard Survey (VHLSS) 2014, the factors of participation in education and/or labour market of Vietnamese adolescents in the age range 11 to 18 is studied. Children working too much, in particular at age 11 to 15, are actually in child labour, and also older adolescents may compromise their future due to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Youth Employment, Education
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Mansuy, Michèle; Werquin, Patrick – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
For young people in the southern Mediterranean, labour market entry is long and difficult. Empirical tests carried out in one Moroccan region show that informal employment largely predominates among young people. Even if a qualification does not protect them from unemployment, it is necessary for access to formal jobs. Experience in the labour…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment, Foreign Countries, Labor Market
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Maguire, Sue – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This paper explores what it means to be defined as NEET and economically inactive (EI). It draws on research conducted in England in 2016 and 2017 to examine the lives of young women who carry this label. While the term 'NEET' has been extended in recent years to cover a much wider age cohort of young people across the UK (and internationally),…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Late Adolescents, Unemployment
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Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Boyadjieva, Pepka – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the importance of education in creating differences across European countries with regard to how young people experience job insecurity during their transition from school to work. On a theoretical level, two sets of educational system features which influence job insecurity are identified: institutional (stratification,…
Descriptors: Job Security, Unemployment, Cross Cultural Studies, Lifelong Learning
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Jacobson, Jenna; Shade, Leslie Regan – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Young people are repeatedly promised that internships will pave the way to the career of their dreams by providing the 'hands-on experience' necessary to differentiate themselves in a fierce job market. However, in many industries, internships -- and increasingly unpaid internships -- have become the obligatory norm. Young people quickly learn…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Experiential Learning, Creative Activities, Creative Development
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Karyda, Magdalene; Jenkins, Andrew – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
There is a growing interest among researchers in the impact of locality on young people who are inactive and not engaged in education, employment or training (NEETs). Previous research on this, however, is rather limited and does not account for a number of characteristics that mediate the effects of disadvantaged neighbourhoods on transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Late Adolescents, Disadvantaged Youth, Longitudinal Studies
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Wilde, Rachel J.; Leonard, Pauline – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
'Enterprise' has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom's political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy 'solution' to youth unemployment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Gender Differences, Youth Programs
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Niragire, François; Nshimyiryo, Alphonse – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Unexpectedly, the duration of first unemployment among first degree holders has quickly increased in Rwanda after considerable loss of the skilled labour during the war and Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994. The time it takes a higher education graduate to land a first employment is a key indicator for the evaluation of and optimal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, College Graduates, Regression (Statistics)
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Iannelli, Cristina; Smyth, Emer – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
David Raffe was a highly influential figure in the field of transitions research. His work carefully delineated how national institutional policies shape transition processes and outcomes. Curriculum structure and organisation were seen as key features of these transition systems, his work tracing the relative impact of vocational and academic…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Course Selection (Students)
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Marks, Gary N. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of university and vocational education, and other influences on a variety of labour market outcomes for Australian youths aged between 16 and 25. The six labour market outcomes investigated are: occupational status, hourly and weekly earnings, employment, unemployment and full-time work. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Universities, Vocational Education
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Baldry, Kim – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
In this study, I examine the influence of demographic and educational characteristics of South African graduates on their employment/unemployment status. A sample of 1175 respondents who graduated between 2006 and 2012 completed an online survey. Using binary logistic regression, the strongest determinants of unemployment were the graduates' race,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Online Surveys, Regression (Statistics)
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Vuorinen-Lampila, Päivi – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines the employment and placement in the working life of Finnish higher education graduates (i.e. graduates from universities and polytechnics), focusing on gender equality. It reports a study on gender segregation in higher education and working life, considered in relation to Nordic gender equality policies. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Mulhall, Sue – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This study narrates the role of education/training in the career success stories of twelve women on an Irish active labour market programme, Community Employment (CE). All from lower socio-economic groups, having early school-leaving backgrounds, and, prior to CE, were long-term unemployed. CE enhances the employability of the long-term unemployed…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Role of Education, Females, Dropouts
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