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Employability skills initiatives in higher education:what effects do they have on graduate Labour market outcomes?

Mason, Geoff and Williams, Gareth and Cranmer, Sue (2009) Employability skills initiatives in higher education:what effects do they have on graduate Labour market outcomes? Education Economics, 17 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 0964-5292

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Abstract

The present paper makes use of detailed information gathered at university department level, combined with graduate survey data, to assess the impact of different kinds of employability skills initiative on graduate labour market performance. We find that structured work experience and employer involvement in degree course design and delivery have clear positive effects on the ability of graduates to secure employment in ‘graduate‐level’ jobs. However, a measure of departmental involvement in explicit teaching and assessment of employability skills is not significantly related to labour market performance.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Education Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords: graduate ; employability skills ; labour markets
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 59264
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2012 13:43
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 14:31
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59264

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