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Andrews, Martyn; Bradley, Steve; Stott, Dave – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In this article we calculate the magnitude of occupational segregation pre- and post-labour market entry for young people using the Karmel and Maclachlan IP index. Our data refer to 22,280 males and 17,678 females who entered the labour market during the period 1988-91. Our results show that the magnitude of segregation is substantial, and is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Comparable Worth, Gender Bias
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Lounsbury, John W.; Gibson, Lucy W.; Sundstrom, Eric; Wilburn, Denise; Loveland, James M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
An empirical test of Munson and Rubenstein's (1992) assertion that 'school is work' compared a sample of students in a high school with a sample of workers in a manufacturing plant in the same metropolitan area. Data from both samples included scores on six personality traits--Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Openness, Emotional Stability,…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Manufacturing, Grade Point Average, Personality Traits
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Venter, Katharine – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
This article argues that China's education system is facing unprecedented pressures to provide appropriately skilled individuals to meet the demands of the rapidly growing economy. In China this is a uniquely complex situation owing to the coexistence of a diminishing command and control economy and a growing market economy. Within this context we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Education Work Relationship, Adult Education
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Canny, Angela – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
This article is based upon research which examined the youth labour market in Cumbria, a predominantly rural labour market located in north-west England. It argues that individual and structural considerations must be extended to incorporate employer behaviour and attitudes towards young men and women. Employers' assessment of young people's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Social Networks, Males
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Wickham, James; Boucher, Gerard W. – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
This article examines the claim that the Irish educational system was one cause of Ireland's rapid economic growth in the 1990s. For decades Irish economic policy has assumed that economic growth depended on foreign direct investment (FDI). During the 1990s, Irish exports largely comprised high-technology manufacturing products; foreign-owned…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduates, Economic Progress, Vocational Education
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Ramsden, Mark; Bennett, Robert; Fuller, Crispian – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
Using secondary data and new survey evidence from local LSC's, this article assesses the progress of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). It does so with particular reference to three current policy priorities: to ensure national coherence but with sensitivity to the local context, to increase the demand-led element of education and training,…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Young Adults
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Okano, Kaori H. – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
Experience of entry into the workforce varies across societies (each offering a particular set of social conditions), and across social groups within a society. This article examines how urban Japanese working-class girls made sense of their first permanent full-time employment and conceived the transition to adulthood over the period 1989-92.…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Working Class, Females, Employment Experience