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Goldsmith, Ben; Bridgstock, Ruth – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article is concerned with the many connections between creative work and workers, and education work and industries. Employment in the education sector has long been recognised as a significant element in creative workers' portfolio careers. Much has been written, for example, about the positive contribution of "artists in schools"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment, Creative Activities
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Opheim, Vibeke – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
This article studies the impact of parental education on the education-to-work transition among graduates in Norway during the time period 1987-2001. Four indicators of labour market success are examined: (1) main activity after graduation, (2) mismatch in the labour market, (3) type of job position, and (4) monetary outcome. The findings indicate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Socioeconomic Background, College Graduates
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Smetherham, Claire – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This article focuses on the relationship between credentials and the occupational structure, drawing on quantitative research data from a study of UK graduates with first-class honours degrees. Within a knowledge-driven economy, in the UK it is commonly assumed that university graduates with the highest credentials will receive the best employment…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Academic Degrees, Employment Potential
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Moreau, Marie-Pierre; Leathwood, Carole – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
In a context of considerable changes in the labour market and higher education sector in the UK, a discourse of employability has become increasingly dominant. Universities are urged to ensure that they produce "employable" graduates, and graduates themselves are exhorted to continually develop their personal skills, qualities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Criticism
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Storen, Liv Anne – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
In most of the OECD countries non-western immigrants face a larger risk of unemployment than non-immigrants. To what degree does this also apply to persons who have graduated from colleges and universities in their new country? The results of analyses concerning unemployment experience as well as duration of unemployment show significant…
Descriptors: Risk, Immigrants, College Graduates, Unemployment
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Try, Sverre – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
Using data from the Norwegian Graduate Survey from 1985 to 1999, the study investigates Norwegian graduate students' entry into the labour market. The study finds that more than half of the employed graduates enter the work force via a flexible job, that is either a temporary or a part-time job, and the proportion has increased during the period.…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, Graduate Surveys, College Graduates, Labor Market