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Lehmann, Wolfgang – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
As undergraduate degrees have become increasingly common and their relative value has declined, employers increasingly look for evidence other than human capital that can distinguish one candidate from another. Both social and personal capital are important in this respect, but also create disadvantages for university graduates from less…
Descriptors: Working Class, Human Capital, Career Development, Social Networks
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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper contributes to critical understandings of the significance of employability in current debates about the transformation of Higher Education (HE). We express our concerns about the implications of orientating HE to utilitarian demands in the light of a tendency to align discussions about the significance of studying at university with…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Student Experience
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Morrison, Andrew – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article applies Paul Gomberg's theory of contributive justice to the problematic of working-class graduates' access to skilled and meaningful work in the UK. I begin by outlining Gomberg's argument for the importance of quality work as a key social good. I then draw upon a range of sociologically-informed literature to offer a two-fold…
Descriptors: Working Class, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Livingstone, D. W. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
'Employers know that they can hire worldwide now … so, there is limitless supply of people … who can do the job … . they're all qualified, most of them are actually over-qualified … . I'm a wage slave basically, I don't think we have very much social status … . we are replaceable workers … I mean, the employer holds all the cards really. We are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Underemployment, Employment Patterns
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Gbadamosi, Gbolahan; Evans, Carl; Jones, Katherine; Hickman, Mitchell; Rudley, Hannah – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions of degree students at two UK universities regarding their work placement and part-time working activities, to assess if the two activities converge. The research comprises three stages: interviews for preliminary exploration of students' perceptions towards work placement and part-time work; interviews to…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Part Time Employment, Employment Potential, Student Employment
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
High educational aspirations are considered to be a crucial factor for educational success and social advancement. As is also the case in many western European countries, migrants in Germany have higher aspirations than non-migrants. Although migrants' average school performance levels are significantly lower, their greater educational aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Migrants, Access to Education
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Pullman, Ashley; Jongbloed, Janine – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Through analyses of Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data, the following study considers the direct and indirect association between education and workplace task discretion in 30 countries. By focusing on cross-national comparison, it considers the ways in which these findings are dependent on both the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Adults, Professional Autonomy, Context Effect
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Smith, David; Jeanes, Julia – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Education providers and employers working together to prepare young people and adults for employment is internationally accepted as a key factor in effective technical and vocational education. In the English context, however, we argue that two related orthodoxies have prevailed -- 'employer engagement' and 'skills supply' -- in which education…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe changing learner identities and trajectories of identification that take place among vocational education and training (VET) apprentices in Norway. This paper describes 23 young, male VET students' learner identities in compulsory school (age 7-15) in comparison to their learner identities in VET…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Males
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Nudzor, Hope Pius; Agbevanu, Wisdom Korku; Nyame, Gloria; Ampah-Mensah, Alfred Kweku – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article reports on a nation-wide tracer study conducted by the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), which examined how her graduates were utilised by employers in sectors of the Ghanaian economy. Considering the nature of the research context and the dearth of information regarding placement and utilisation of IEPA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduates, Educational Planning, Educational Administration
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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Complementing existing literature about graduate skills gaps from employers' perspectives, this article reports a study that investigated the skills gaps of Vietnamese graduates and final-year students from their own perspectives. Firstly, 257 university graduates were invited to assess the importance level of 35 skills in the workplace. These…
Descriptors: Vietnamese People, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes
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McGurk, Patrick; Meredith, Richard – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This paper investigates the responsibilities and membership of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England in the light of devolution of employment and skills responsibilities. Through the theoretical lens of 'hollowing out' and a direct comparison with the late-Thatcherite Training and Enterprise Councils (TECs) of the 1990s, the paper argues…
Descriptors: Employers, Employment, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship
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Graf, Lukas; Gardin, Matias – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Luxembourg exhibits strong transnational traits within its skills regime, defying any neat fit with existing educational typologies. It is characterised by its high-skill economy, cross-cultural characteristics, and central location within the European Union. As such, Luxembourg has developed a hybrid strategy of responding to labour market…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Cultural Pluralism
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Acosta-Ballesteros, Juan; Osorno-del Rosal, María del Pilar; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Olga María – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The objective of this paper is to identify the effect of education on young workers' time-related underemployment as well as analysing whether education has been a defence mechanism against the recent crisis. Especially relevant is the analysis regarding field of study, which has not been addressed in the underemployment literature. Using data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underemployment, Employment, Education Work Relationship
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Literature suggests that educational attainment is one of the significant factors affecting youth transition to work. The process of capital accumulation through education is suggested as the key marker of social inclusion and exclusion. This paper compares the educational attainment among youth in Vietnam with their status in employment. It uses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Comparative Analysis
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