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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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O'Leary, Simon – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Enhancing graduate employability is a priority for many stakeholders in higher education and this research explores graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes. A literature review is supplemented by primary research on a targeted sample of 104 graduates from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential
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d'Aguiar, Steve; Harrison, Neil – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
It has been argued by some (e.g. the Confederation of British Industry [CBI]) that graduates lack the skills that render them employable. In particular, graduates of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are often portrayed as being unready for the world of work. This study uses three large-scale national data-sets from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, College Graduates, Graduate Study
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Vuorinen-Lampila, Päivi – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines the employment and placement in the working life of Finnish higher education graduates (i.e. graduates from universities and polytechnics), focusing on gender equality. It reports a study on gender segregation in higher education and working life, considered in relation to Nordic gender equality policies. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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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