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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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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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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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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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Devadason, Ranji – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
Some commentators suggest that the individualisation of life stories reflects a discursive shift in the ways people talk about their lives rather than a substantive change in life patterns. However, elsewhere it is argued the individualisation of life experiences is one of the defining features of the contemporary era. This paper draws on…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adults, Ethnicity, Education Work Relationship
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Gustafsson, Ulla Arnell – Journal of Education and Work, 2002
Analysis of data on 3,182 Swedish students compared those in workplace training arranged by their school with those trained in jobs acquired on their own (market governed). Girls had more of both types, especially school arranged. Those with market-governed training were three times more likely to avoid unemployment and had more positive attitudes…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Job Placement
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Murray, Asa – Journal of Education and Work, 2000
Three 7-year follow-up studies compared Swedish young adults without further education to those who had 2 years of vocational education. Employment rates decreased for all groups. The gap in employment opportunities increased between women with and without vocational training. Vocational graduates had increasing difficulty finding jobs for which…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Labor Market