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Brown, Phillip; Hesketh, Anthony; Williams, Sara – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
Examines employability through the lenses of consensus theory and conflict theory. Expands the latter into positional conflict theory, which explains how the market for credentials is rigged and how individuals are ranked in it. Argues that even employable people may fail to find jobs because of positional competition in the knowledge-driven…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Competition, Credentials, Discourse Analysis