The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market

The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market

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The British graduate labour market attracts much attention from the media as well as in policy circles. The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market: Media, Policy and Political Discourses examines the extent to which these political and media discourses are congruent with the empirical realities. Tholen argues that the assumptions made by many policymakers and media outlets regarding graduate work, skills and occupations are no longer valid within the changing educational and labour market contexts. To demonstrate this, the book traces seven important trends that currently shape the British graduate labour market and reveals that these seven trends and their effects contradict the conceptualisation of the graduate labour market which dominates media and policy discourses.Media, Policy and Political Discourses in the UK Gerbrand Tholen ... Even when finding jobs, these are oftentemporary and low paid, withno guarantee ofa transition to better jobs in thefuture. ... One example that has received some media attention is the use of zerohour contracts in the labour market: workers do not work.

Title:The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market
Author:Gerbrand Tholen
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-09-23


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