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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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Nghia, Tran Le Huu – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
External stakeholders have increasingly participated in instructional and training activities in higher education; however, their contribution has not yet been adequately documented, especially in non-Western university contexts. This article reports a study that examined external stakeholders' roles and factors influencing their participation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Skill Development, Role
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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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Jacob, Marita; Gerth, Maria; Weiss, Felix – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In this article, we examine social origin differences in employment patterns across different stages of higher education and compare these differences between vocational and academic fields of study. Using data from a large-scale German student survey, we study the development of inequality, according to social origins, in student employment from…
Descriptors: Student Employment, Social Differences, College Students, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Dahlstedt, Magnus; Sandberg, Fredrik; Fejes, Andreas; Olson, Maria – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The aim of this article is to problematize the ways class and gender are played out in adult students' narratives about their occupational choice and future. Drawing on Beverly Skeggs, we analyse how students think about future occupations, what motivates them towards these and how they are able to form their future in relation to them. Taking on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Gender Differences, Social Differences
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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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Vogt, Kristoffer Chelsom – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Based on biographical interviews from a three-generation study in Norway, this article examines the place of the contemporary "gap year" within life course transition trajectories and intergenerational relations embedded in wider patterns of social inequality. Under the heading of taking a gap year, young people on "academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interviews, Social Bias, Postsecondary Education
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Fuller, Alison; Halford, Susan; Lyle, Kate; Taylor, Rebecca; Teglborg, Anne-Charlotte – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Innovation occupies a pivotal place in our understanding of knowledge-based economies, and this is raising questions about sources of innovation, how it originates, and the role played by employees, work practices and learning. This paper explores these issues through case study research into a new approach to providing healthcare for homeless…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Health Services, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Economy
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Orupabo, Julia – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
A key insight from studies of gender segregation is that the allocation of different groups to different positions in the labour market is strongly related to ascribed status. Shared gendered cultural beliefs generally portray men as more competent and of a higher status than women, and position some workers as more suited than others to perform…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Race, Ethnicity, Gender Differences
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Rantala, Tero; Ukko, Juhani – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
From the perspective of industrial small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), this study explores the implementation of performance measurement practices and challenges in university-industry innovation networks. In this research, two single-case studies were conducted to explore the implementation practices and challenges of performance…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, School Business Relationship, Innovation, Social Networks
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Huddleston, Prue; Laczik, Andrea – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Vocational education and training has received substantial policy attention in recent years that is paired with the ambition for the UK to become a leading country for jobs, productivity and skills. Recommendations from two recent reviews form the basis for substantial policy reforms within the 14-19 curriculum. Discourse of employer engagement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education
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Dionne, Patricia; Bourdon, Sylvain – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This paper explores the role of collective contradictions in the development of participants in a group employment programmes. It presents an analysis, rooted in cultural-historical activity theory, of longitudinal data collected during an intervention aimed at social and professional reintegration of people living a long-term unemployment…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Intervention, Employment Programs, Employment Opportunities
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Jacobson, Jenna; Shade, Leslie Regan – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Young people are repeatedly promised that internships will pave the way to the career of their dreams by providing the 'hands-on experience' necessary to differentiate themselves in a fierce job market. However, in many industries, internships -- and increasingly unpaid internships -- have become the obligatory norm. Young people quickly learn…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Experiential Learning, Creative Activities, Creative Development
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Karyda, Magdalene; Jenkins, Andrew – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
There is a growing interest among researchers in the impact of locality on young people who are inactive and not engaged in education, employment or training (NEETs). Previous research on this, however, is rather limited and does not account for a number of characteristics that mediate the effects of disadvantaged neighbourhoods on transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Late Adolescents, Disadvantaged Youth, Longitudinal Studies
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