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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In Finland, doctoral employment outside the academy has been increasing. Universities can no longer absorb the numbers in the doctoral labour force and research and development (R&D) policy emphasises the need for specialised research capacity in non-academic sectors; the highest academic degree is assumed to add value. However, the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Pilcher, Nick; Fernie, Scott; Smith, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) are a global phenomenon. This is evidenced by their scale, coverage and intrinsic link with education policy across Europe and beyond. Research into their impact has encompassed a number of perspectives; theoretical, practical and evaluative. Yet, despite the existence of critical literature related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, National Standards, Program Implementation
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Lindblad, Michael; Lovén, Anders; Mårald, Gunilla; Svedberg, Gudrun – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ("non-completers"), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Allais, Stephanie; Marock, Carmel; Ngcwangu, Siphelo – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In South Africa, a national peak structure, the Human Resource Development Council, led by the Deputy President and consisting of key Cabinet Ministers, senior leaders from organised labour and business, community representatives, professional bodies and experts from research and higher education, was established to enable high-level coordination…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Smith, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Apprenticeship systems across the globe are having to adapt to changing international economic and social trends. England is no exception. This article examines the latest model of apprenticeship in England from the perspective of the "mediators" who work at local and regional level with employers to construct and deliver the majority of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Small Businesses
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Keshavarz Haddad, GholamReza – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In the framework of a household's collective decision processes, this study presents a structural empirical model to test the hypothesis that child labour is compelled by household's poverty and parent's bargaining power against one another. To this end, a measure for mother's intra-household bargaining power is developed. I use Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Labor, Parents, Poverty
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Barma, Sylvie; Laferrière, Thérèse; Lemieux, Bruno; Massé-Morneau, Julie; Vincent, Marie-Caroline – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This formative intervention documents the emergence of a hybrid activity aiming at student engagement and academic achievement. In this context-bound study, early stages of this activity consisted in establishing PénArt meant to enable high school students with difficulties to start up their own business at school. It involved reaching agreements…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Intervention, Business Skills
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Han, Seong Won – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study examines the degree of association between students' STEM occupational expectations and between-country differences in public attitudes toward science and technology (S&T). This study focuses on public attitudes among two different populations: students and adults. Three-level Hierarchical Generalised Linear Models are employed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, High School Students, Public Opinion
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Van Praag, Lore; Van Caudenberg, Rut; Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel; Timmerman, Christiane – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study focuses on how students, who for a variety of reasons struggle in mainstream secondary schools, can be supported and engaged by alternative forms of education and training to attain a (formal) qualification. Interviews and focus groups are carried out with school staff members of distinct types of alternative learning arenas in Flanders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Protsch, Paula – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Employers' recruitment behaviour in entry labour markets is central for young people's transitions from school to work. Whereas previous research has focused on the effects of specific applicant characteristics, I concentrate on how organisational characteristics, namely organisation size and private or public sector affiliation, relate to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Decision Making, Institutional Characteristics, Recruitment
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Dobbins, Tony; Plows, Alexandra – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
The orthodox supply-side human capital theory (HCT) paradigm is inadequate for understanding and adjusting to labour market volatility in UK regional economies like Wales. This article explores the role of regional labour market intermediaries (LMIs) in matching supply (skills) and demand (job opportunities) in regional labour markets. Some LMIs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Human Capital, Job Skills, Foreign Countries
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Roshchin, Sergey; Rudakov, Victor – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper analyses the factors of combining study and work and the factors explaining intensity of work during study in Russia, based on cross-sectional survey data. The issue of how Russian students combine work and study is analysed through the set of financial, academic, social and demographic predictors, quality of university and quality of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Patterns, Student Employment, Education Work Relationship
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Kim, Jeongeun; Bastedo, Michael N. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In this study, we investigate how college extracurricular activities influence students' early occupational outcomes. In particular, we examine how the type and number of extracurricular activities, as well as level of participation, influence occupational prestige and job satisfaction. Employing the three national databases, we compare the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Extracurricular Activities, Education Work Relationship, Career Choice
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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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Niragire, François; Nshimyiryo, Alphonse – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Unexpectedly, the duration of first unemployment among first degree holders has quickly increased in Rwanda after considerable loss of the skilled labour during the war and Genocide perpetrated against Tutsi in 1994. The time it takes a higher education graduate to land a first employment is a key indicator for the evaluation of and optimal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, College Graduates, Regression (Statistics)
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