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Naess, Terje – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
The main purpose of this article is to analyse to what degree master's degree education in Norway enhances employability through enhancing or signalling generic competence, or through enhancing specialised competence. Using multiple correspondence analysis on the links between educational group, economic activity and sector, educational groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Graduate Study
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Bratsberg, Bernt; Nyen, Torgeir; Raaum, Oddbjørn – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Some countries have certifying institutions for competence acquired at the workplace. These institutions provide incentives for workplace training that may have favourable effects on productivity, earnings and labour market participation. We present evidence on the earnings effects of attaining vocational qualifications in adulthood through two…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning, Work Experience
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Nordberg, Tanja H.; Andreassen, Tone Alm – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This article explores the degree of professional control over a profession's knowledge base and the extent to which this control, and the knowledge base itself, are challenged by various stakeholders' agendas when public authorities allow societal stakeholders to influence education programmes. The analysis is based on a politically-initiated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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Aspøy, Tove Mogstad – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
International political discourse has implied that upskilling leads to higher productivity and growth. Combining aspects from skills theory and institutional theory, this article asks what role upskilling can play in making bad jobs better, drawing on previous research about the process of professionalising the cleaning occupation in Norway. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Occupations, Sanitation, Skill Development
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Strømme, Thea Bertnes – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
By studying population-wide panels of 10th graders in Norway, I investigate the association between the social class composition of cohorts in schools and choosing an academic as opposed to a vocational track at upper-secondary level. Two steps are used to study this relationship. First, I use multilevel models estimating the group level model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Social Class, Academic Education
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Elken, Mari; Tellmann, Silje Maria – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to demonstrate the relevance of the education provided and establish tighter links with the labour market. The introduction of learning outcomes represents one such development. The article examines the extent to which various intermediary organisations are involved in decisions about…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, Higher Education
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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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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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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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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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Kittelsen Røberg, Karl Ingar; Helland, Håvard – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper examines the effects of grades from higher education on labour market outcomes. Economic theory predicts that grades are rewarded in the labour market because employers regard them as an expression of valuable skills or a signal of other sought after attributes. Social closure, however, may give reason to expect no effects. Whether good…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Recognition (Achievement)
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Johansen, Vegard – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper asks whether a European entrepreneurship programme called the "Company Programme" (CP) has an impact on young women and men with regard to career preferences, and perceptions of business skills and the likelihood of having a company. CP is taught to 270,000 students in 39 European countries, and approximately 15% of Norwegian…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Career Choice
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Mangset, Marte – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
According to classical elite theory, increased circulation is related to increased integration which is thought to increase elites' power. Based on a comparative analysis of some European countries' elite education systems, recruitment to elite positions and degrees of circulation--with a specific focus on administrative elites--this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Social Theories, Social Change
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Strømme, Thea Bertnes; Hansen, Marianne Nordli – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article examines if and how the elite professions of law and medicine have managed to maintain their exclusivity in a period of educational expansion in Norway. The extent to which these professions disproportionately recruit students with socio-economically advantageous backgrounds is seen as an indication of intergenerational closure. Using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lawyers, Physicians, Advantaged
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Rusten, Grete; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study explores industry-education collaboration on vocational education and training (VET) in upper secondary schools in Sweden and Norway, with particular attention to the initiatives, organisation and operational management, and aspects of robustness and lock-in effects. The case studies include two upper secondary schools situated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, Vocational Education
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