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Culliney, Martin – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper contributes to debates around social mobility and social capital by exploring the links between social class background, assistance from non-parental personal contacts for finding employment, and social class destination. The literature on social mobility, social capital and social networks is reviewed, drawing a conceptual distinction…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Class, Social Capital, Employment
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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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Mohan, Preeya – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Technical efficiency is the ability of a firm to produce its maximum output using a set of inputs or to minimise the use of its inputs to produce a certain level of output. When a firm is operating at its most efficient, operating costs can be minimised, profits maximised and competitiveness improved. This study investigates the role of a firm's…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Productivity, Innovation, Role
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Gaurav, Sarthak; Sheikh, Rayees Ahmad – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Medicine and engineering are two of the most sought after professions in India. However, despite the popularity of these two professions and structural issues in the tertiary education system, not much is known about the correlates of working as a doctor or an engineer. In this paper, we use unit-level data from a nationally representative sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupations, Medicine, Engineering
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Rudakov, Victor; Roshchin, Sergey – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper analyses the impact of academic achievement on future salaries by looking into the grade point average (GPA)-earnings relationship for graduates of a leading Russian university. The study is based on pooled cross-sectional graduate survey data for 2014-2015. The issue of how student academic achievement impacts future labour market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Salaries, Grade Point Average
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Groleau, Amélie; Smith, Michael R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Previous research has documented substantial overqualification and an association with social disadvantage and fields of study. Overqualification persistence has been less studied. Persistence is more important than prevalence because skill and job matches are likely to involve lags. Our data set allows us to estimate the prevalence, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Qualifications, Employment Potential
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Sharma, Binita; Dangal, Megh R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This study examines how child labour carried out in Nepal's brick kilns impacts classroom performance and achievement, while also exploring parents' perspectives towards it. To this end, a field study within select brick kilns was conducted among child labourers as well as adults whose offspring had previously worked as child labourers.…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Seasonal Laborers, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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Oonyu, Joseph C. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
A study on employment and academic progress of undergraduate teacher trainees at Makerere University Uganda was necessitated by the rising number of trainees taking-up employment in secondary schools within Kampala City, which may cause untimely completion and high dropout rates. However, no study has been done to establish the motives for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Grade Point Average, Foreign Countries, Employment
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Otchia, Christian S.; Yamada, Shoko – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Recent evidence indicates substantial heterogeneity in the returns to skills across countries, but only a few studies have explained the varying patterns in the return to skills. Using the 2013 STEP data for Ghana and Kenya, we estimate the causal effect of cognitive and noncognitive skills on a large set of labour market outcomes by controlling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Labor Market
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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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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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Holmberg, Liila; Kalalahti, Mira; Varjo, Janne; Kivirauma, Joel; Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Saarinen, Minna; Zacheus, Tuomas; Jahnukainen, Markku – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the educational trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. The mixed-methods research draws upon quantitative (N = 445) and interview data (n = 112). Whereas most prior research focuses on educational achievement or educational attainment of immigrant-origin youth, this article focuses on their outlooks concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Immigrants
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Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya; Boyadjieva, Pepka – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the importance of education in creating differences across European countries with regard to how young people experience job insecurity during their transition from school to work. On a theoretical level, two sets of educational system features which influence job insecurity are identified: institutional (stratification,…
Descriptors: Job Security, Unemployment, Cross Cultural Studies, Lifelong Learning
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