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Liyanagamage, Nilupulee; Glavas, Charmaine; Kodagoda, Thilakshi – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education participation rates are rising globally, and an increasing proportion of students are combining educational studies with paid employment. A plethora of research has focused on examining the nexus between higher education and employment, with outcomes largely geared towards investigating the negative effects of combining these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Self Control, Undergraduate Students
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Reichenberg, Olof – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The purpose of my paper is to describe and explain the probability of staying in temporary work for young people (age 16-27) in Sweden between 1992 and 2011 and its relation to socioeconomic outcomes (low socioeconomic classification and wage). I used panel data from the Swedish Labour Force Survey (LFS) and the longitudinal integration database…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Predictor Variables, Temporary Employment, Wages
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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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White, Michael; Knight, Genevieve – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
In-work training is generally regarded as beneficial for employees and in Britain it continues to offer significant gains in earnings. However, little previous research has tested whether training also leads to higher levels of job satisfaction or 'happiness'. Employers need to retain trained employees in order to make training cost-effective, but…
Descriptors: Occupational Mobility, Job Satisfaction, Employee Attitudes, Cost Effectiveness
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Drysdale, Maureen T. B.; McBeath, Margaret – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This study examined differences in the psychological constructs of motivation, academic self-efficacy, and learning strategies between higher education students who participated in a work-integrated learning (WIL) programme and those who did not. Undergraduate WIL (n = 1048) and non-WIL (n = 656) students in all years of study and from several…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, College Students
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Guile, David; Wilde, Rachel J. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Moulier Boutang's book "Cognitive Capitalism" introduces a radically different conception of the key resources -- 'immaterial labour' and 'capture of externalities' -- for economic activity, compared with the argument in the knowledge economy discourse that professionals manipulate 'symbols'. The paper explores this claim by firstly,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Consultation Programs, Consultants, Knowledge Economy
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Higher education is based on a disciplinary system and science-specific educational programmes, but multi/interdisciplinarity (MD/ID) knowledge, working methods and collaboration are becoming common in the workplace with complex tasks and digital work environments. This article will provide an insight into these issues by presenting a study of the…
Descriptors: Employees, Case Studies, Technological Advancement, Engineering
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Mansuy, Michèle; Werquin, Patrick – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
For young people in the southern Mediterranean, labour market entry is long and difficult. Empirical tests carried out in one Moroccan region show that informal employment largely predominates among young people. Even if a qualification does not protect them from unemployment, it is necessary for access to formal jobs. Experience in the labour…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment, Foreign Countries, Labor Market
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Nordlund, Madelene – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Based on Swedish register data from 2003 to 2012, this study attempts to explain over-education and upward mobility among tertiary graduates. Rarely used explanatory factors are central in the analyses, such as 'still in study' and 'field of education'. Tertiary graduates in low-wage jobs are regarded as over-educated. The results of this work…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Salary Wage Differentials, Social Mobility, Correlation
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Payne, Jonathan – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
A central challenge for local skills strategies is whether they can contribute to 'inclusive growth' including more and better jobs across a local economy. Skills strategies, it has been argued, must go beyond simply boosting skills supply and be integrated with policies that shape employer demand for, and utilisation of, skills, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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López-Guereñu, Nuria – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The contrasting conceptions of policy borrowing and policy learning processes in relation to education and skills have been widely debated. Nevertheless, most analyses have focused on nation states and, subsequently, cases of sub-sections of a state have been insufficiently considered. This article examines the process of modernisation of the…
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Neoliberalism
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Salinas, Paulina; Romaní, Gianni; Silva, Jimena – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The objective of this study is to analyse the professional training of the students of mining courses, regarding the career barriers and the strategies to reverse them. Twenty-seven interviews with programme heads and union leaders in the industry were carried out. The results show paradoxical discourses: the programme heads point out that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Careers, Barriers
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