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ERIC Number: EJ829976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Employability Skills Initiatives in Higher Education: What Effects Do They Have on Graduate Labour Market Outcomes?
Mason, Geoff; Williams, Gareth; Cranmer, Sue
Education Economics, v17 n1 p1-30 Mar 2009
The present paper makes use of detailed information gathered at university department level, combined with graduate survey data, to assess the impact of different kinds of employability skills initiative on graduate labour market performance. We find that structured work experience and employer involvement in degree course design and delivery have clear positive effects on the ability of graduates to secure employment in "graduate-level" jobs. However, a measure of departmental involvement in explicit teaching and assessment of employability skills is not significantly related to labour market performance. (Contains 13 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom