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Age differences in graduate employment across Europe

Little, Brenda and Tang, Win-Yee (2008). Age differences in graduate employment across Europe. Higher Education Funding Coucil for England, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

The report is based on the results of a major international study of graduate employment some five years after graduation. The report examines differences between European and UK graduates' patterns of employment and characteristics of their current work when age differences are taken into account. Overall UK graduates were both younger and older at entry to higher education compared with Europe as a whole. Such differences, when aligned with the longer duration of courses elsewhere in Europe, results in UK graduates being much younger on graduation than European graduates generally.

Regardless of age on graduation, UK graduates were more likely to have been faced with changes in their workplaces; were much more likely to supervise staff; and to have responsibility for assessing others' work. In fact, many of the overall similarities and differences in employment experiences of UK and European graduates reported in other reports in this series remained, even when age on graduation was taken into account.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: UK and European graduates; employment experiences; age differences
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 10753
Depositing User: Brenda Little
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2008 10:44
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 08:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10753
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