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Jongbloed, Janine; Giret, Jean-François – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2023
Education determines life chances across the globe, but human capital and skill formation offer context-specific advantages in the labour market during the transition from school to work. Our study focuses specifically on the varying effects of low skill on youth 'not in employment, education or training' (NEET) statuses via educational…
Descriptors: Skills, Role, Prediction, Out of School Youth
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2021
Extending recent analyses using PISA data, the current study utilises the OECD's Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) to test the central claims of knowledge capital theory. PIAAC has a distinct advantage over PISA in that it more directly tests levels of purported 'knowledge capital' across an entire national workforce, rather than offering…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Kwon, Kibum; Park, Jiwon; Byun, Soo-yong – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Using data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, this study examined gender differences in participation in various forms of nonformal learning -- on-the-job training, distance learning, workshops and private lessons -- and their relationships with earnings in South Korea. The authors found significant gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, On the Job Training, Gender Differences
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Choi, Alvaro; Guio, Juan; Escardíbul, Josep-Oriol – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
Problems of overeducation and overqualification in developed countries have attracted the attention of policymakers and researchers alike. While these phenomena have been clearly conceptualised, their measurement remains complex and controversial. This paper presents an overview of the phenomena and map overeducation and overqualification across…
Descriptors: Adults, Employment Qualifications, Educational Attainment, Cultural Differences
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Danner, Daniel; Lechner, Clemens M.; Rammstedt, Beatrice – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This paper presents one of the first cross-nationally comparative studies on the economic and social returns to grit (perseverance and passion for long-term goals). Specifically, we investigated whether grit incrementally predicted objective (income) and subjective (job satisfaction) career success over and above cognitive skills and educational…
Descriptors: Persistence, Job Satisfaction, Success, Income
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Capsada-Munsech, Queralt – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article focuses on the influence of social background on overeducation in Spain, understanding family socialisation as a source of knowledge and skills gain. The dramatic education expansion experienced in Spain in combination with a high percentage of low-skilled jobs has promoted overeducation occurrence to a larger extent than in other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Socioeconomic Background
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Sevilla, María-Paola; Farías, Mauricio – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
One of the most salient characteristics of the recent evolution of Chilean higher education system is its rapid expansion. Conversely, the competencies required for the workforce have been slower to emerge. This paper examines the incidence of qualification and skill mismatches across different populations, across age groups, gender, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Heisig, Jan Paul; Elbers, Benjamin; Solga, Heike – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
We use PIAAC data to study the relationship between parental education and educational success among adults from 23 advanced economies. We consider educational success in terms of both educational "attainment" (formal qualifications) and educational "achievement" (competencies) and in both "absolute" and…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Fregin, Marie-Christine; Levels, Mark; van der Velden, Rolf – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2020
This article provides empirical evidence on the relation between institutional characteristics of labour markets that frame allocation processes, and optimal skill matching at the individual level. We investigate the extent to which skill-based job-worker matches are associated with employment protection legislation (EPL), unemployment benefits,…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Resource Allocation, Job Skills, Labor Legislation