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Jaik, Katharina; Wolter, Stefan C. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
We empirically investigate whether the relationship between the fraction of filled apprenticeships in a particular occupation in the past and the fraction of prospective apprentices having very early intentions to train in this occupation has an impact on the decision to change the intended choice of occupation. We use a unique dataset from…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Intention, Occupational Aspiration, Career Choice
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Lloyd, Caroline; Payne, Jonathan – Journal of Education and Work, 2005
Although the current Labour government is committed to developing the UK as a high skills society, there is much confusion as what such a society might look like and from where it might draw its inspiration. Some academic commentators have also expressed the need for a clearer vision of the kind of society to which the UK might choose to head for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Public Policy, Models
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Taylor, Anthea – Journal of Education and Work, 2005
The notion of skills shortage pervades the rhetoric of economic reform and calls for Australia to become a skilled nation, and it is implicitly associated with conceptions of youth as attitudinally deficient and inadequately prepared to meet the needs of the contemporary economy. However, a lack of clarity exists regarding the term 'skills', the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Roberts, K. – Journal of Education and Work, 1998
Such concepts as employment and unemployment have different meanings in former Communist countries. A typology of postcommunist school-to-work transition using Western concepts of private sector, public sector, self-employment, and unemployment can accurately describe the situation in the transition to a market economy. (SK)
Descriptors: Classification, Communism, Comparative Analysis, Economic Change
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Moore, Rob; Trenwith, John – Journal of Education and Work, 1997
Explores how an advertising degree course had to be positioned between competing definitions of valid and relevant, academic and experiential knowledge. Locates the issues within the context of credential inflation--credentials become worth less as more people acquire them. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Business Education, Credentials, Educational Change