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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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Corrales-Herrero, Helena; Rodríguez-Prado, Beatriz – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
For some people, a part-time job is merely an intermediate state that serves as a "stepping stone" to further employment and makes labour market integration easier. Yet, part-time work also appears in highly unstable careers. The present research aims to determine the role of part-time employment for young people with non-university…
Descriptors: Part Time Employment, Surveys, Foreign Countries, Role
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Mann, Anthony; Percy, Christian – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Since 2004, the devolved education systems of England, Scotland and Wales have introduced initiatives to increase contact between employers and young people, particularly aged 14-19, as a supplementary, co-curricular activity within mainstream education. The initiatives are motivated partly to increase wage-earning potential but studies to date…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Employer Attitudes, Young Adults, School Business Relationship
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Vaughan, Karen; Roberts, Josie – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
This article draws on the first two years of a longitudinal study of young people's pathway and career-related experiences and perspectives. It argues for a richer conceptualisation of young people's transition to study, training and employment than what simple school-to-labour market models allow. We present four clusters of young people's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Merino, Rafael – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
The transition from school to work has been intensely examined by different disciplines. However, this transition has rarely been examined in relation to the experiences acquired by young people in their free time, from a longitudinal perspective. This article analyses the impact of one type of experience, membership in organisations, in the young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Leisure Time, Debate
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Roberts, Ken – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
Market reforms in former communist countries are supposed to have liberated individuals and enterprises alike. Post-industrial, globalised contexts are said to create greater risks and to require flexibility of businesses and employees, and that the latter are therefore required to become reflexive, proactive, and to take charge of their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Labor Market, Career Planning