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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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Arnold, Christine Helen; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Beaulieu, Jacqueline; Taylor-Cline, Jean-Claude – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This research explores links between tertiary education institutions and between tertiary education and the labour market as determinants of provincial and national transition patterns in Canada. The study consists of a provincial analysis that maps the typology of transition systems across Canada's devolved federated tertiary education structure.…
Descriptors: Classification, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Transitional Programs
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Wilde, Rachel J.; Leonard, Pauline – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
'Enterprise' has increasingly become part of the United Kingdom's political grammar and efforts to develop entrepreneurial traits and activities in young people have been a key strand of this policy focus. As the 2008 economic recession saw a curtailed youth labour market, enterprise emerged as an appealing policy 'solution' to youth unemployment.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Gender Differences, Youth Programs
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Saxena, Richa; Bhatnagar, Deepti – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
"Return to school" for enhancement of career is considered a means to career mobility. However, if "return to school" is chosen after a certain stage it has its own costs and challenges. It becomes more complex, especially for women, if geographical distance from family becomes an additional variable to it. Present study,…
Descriptors: Indians, Females, Stress Variables, Family Work Relationship
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Fleckenstein, Timo; Lee, Soohyun Christine – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Since the mid-1990s, governments of different political persuasion have tried to reform VET policy to address problems in skills formation and social inclusion. Despite considerable policy activism, success has been somewhat limited, and England failed to overcome the problems associated with its liberal training regime. This article assesses the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Inclusion, Educational Policy
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Baartman, L. K. J.; Kilbrink, N.; de Bruijn, E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In vocational education, students learn in different school-based and workplace-based learning environments and engage with different types of knowledge in these environments. Students are expected to integrate these experiences and make meaning of them in relation to their own professional knowledge base. This study focuses both on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Educational Environment, Secondary Education
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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Keighobadi, Sasha; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The career readiness of high school students has been a longstanding issue that has received renewed attention in recent years. To document an approach to promoting career readiness in the United States, we conducted an exploratory case study of a distinguished information technology career academy. Using the premises of capital building as a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Readiness, Case Studies, Information Technology
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Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Recent policy developments in English Higher Education have resulted in employability placed in the spotlight, whereby the success of universities will be measured based on graduate employment. This represents the latest focus placed on employability in the sector, as universities are increasingly expected to provide employment-ready graduates to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Asians, College Students
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Smith, Erica; Teicher, Julian – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to provide another perspective on the problematic nature of the concept of skill and in particular a tendency to place a lower value on certain types of job in the service sector than those in other industries. Qualitative research was conducted in three service industries in Australia, comprising interviews with key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Concept Formation, Skill Analysis
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