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Reichenberg, Olof – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The purpose of my paper is to describe and explain the probability of staying in temporary work for young people (age 16-27) in Sweden between 1992 and 2011 and its relation to socioeconomic outcomes (low socioeconomic classification and wage). I used panel data from the Swedish Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the longitudinal integration database…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables, Temporary Employment, Wages
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Nordlund, Madelene – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Based on Swedish register data from 2003 to 2012, this study attempts to explain over-education and upward mobility among tertiary graduates. Rarely used explanatory factors are central in the analyses, such as 'still in study' and 'field of education'. Tertiary graduates in low-wage jobs are regarded as over-educated. The results of this work…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Salary Wage Differentials, Social Mobility, Correlation
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Rosvall, Per-Åke; Ledman, Kristina; Nylund, Mattias; Rönnlund, Maria – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Surges of migration into Sweden and other European countries have raised needs to adjust civic education to provide Bernsteinian pedagogic rights of enhancement, participation and inclusion, both generally and in VET specifically. However, associated issues have received little research attention even in countries with colonial histories and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Immigration, Immigrants
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Dahlstedt, Magnus; Sandberg, Fredrik; Fejes, Andreas; Olson, Maria – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The aim of this article is to problematize the ways class and gender are played out in adult students' narratives about their occupational choice and future. Drawing on Beverly Skeggs, we analyse how students think about future occupations, what motivates them towards these and how they are able to form their future in relation to them. Taking on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Gender Differences, Social Differences
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Köpsén, S.; Andersson, P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study investigates continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers, with a focus on recurrent participation. Vocational teachers need to be competent as teachers and in relation to their vocational teaching subject. Reformation of Swedish vocational education in order to strengthen the working-life connection imposes demands…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Lindblad, Michael; Lovén, Anders; Mårald, Gunilla; Svedberg, Gudrun – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ("non-completers"), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Rusten, Grete; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study explores industry-education collaboration on vocational education and training (VET) in upper secondary schools in Sweden and Norway, with particular attention to the initiatives, organisation and operational management, and aspects of robustness and lock-in effects. The case studies include two upper secondary schools situated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, Vocational Education
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Augustsson, Gunnar – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This study is based on the presumption that there is often an underuse of temporary staff in client companies (CC) with highly skilled professionals. The study combines theories of the flexible organisation and a sociocultural perspective on learning within the framework of an inter-organisational context. The data are based partly on 17…
Descriptors: Temporary Employment, Professional Personnel, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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Nordlund, Madelene; Bonfanti, Sara; Strandh, Mattias – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
In this study we examine the long-term impact of second chance education (SCE) on incomes of poorly educated individuals who live in Sweden but were not born in a Nordic country, using data on income changes from 1992 to 2003 compiled by Statistics Sweden. Ordinary Least Squares regression analyses show that participation in SCE increased the work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Income, Least Squares Statistics
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Fejes, Andreas; Köpsén, Susanne – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Vocational teachers' prior occupational experiences are construed as those that will guarantee high-quality teaching in vocational education, although individuals are no longer required to have formal teaching qualifications to be employed as teachers in Sweden. This lack of strict requirements raises the issue of the preparedness of vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Professional Identity, Vocational Education
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Lindberg, Ola – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
The present article concerns employability in physicians' professional practice. Drawing on interview data from recruiters at 21 Swedish hospitals with the most applicants for a medical internship, the article seeks to develop a theory of what constitutes an "employable medical intern". Using Pierre Bourdieu's concept of capital, two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Education Work Relationship, Internship Programs
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Nordlund, Madelene; Stehlik, Tom; Strandh, Mattias – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This article investigates the relation between the second chance of increase in formal education amongst low-educated adults in Sweden and long-term wage development. Despite the awareness of the role of education for employability and individuals' overall life chances, surprisingly few studies have investigated the wage effects of Second-Chance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Income, Correlation, Educational Attainment
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Berner, Boel – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This article discusses forms of "boundary-work" in school-based training for industrial work or, put another way, discourse and practices that cross, blur or reinforce boundaries between school and industry. The discussion builds on two ethnographic studies, one conducted in the 1980s and one in 2006, to provide insights on continuity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, School Business Relationship, Ethnography
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Rathzel, Nora – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
The labour market in Sweden today does not offer a rosy picture for young people. Among them are youth with a migrant background that have the lowest chance of becoming employed. The table below shows the unemployment rates of young people with a migrant background. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 11 notes.)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Young Adults, Labor Market
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