From higher education to work: public and professional sector employment in Germany and Britain

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Author: Leuze, Kathrin


Comparative analysis of the transition from higher education to work often focuses on cross-national variations of higher education systems to explain country-specific mobility patterns of higher education graduates. The structure of graduate labour markets, however, has received less attention, despite differences across countries. Variations in the structure of public services and the professions are particularly pronounced. This article, therefore, analyses graduate employment patterns in professional and public sector jobs. It develops an explanatory framework based on the concept of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Higher education; Research; Students; Career development; Labour market

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Comparative analysis; Employment pattern; Graduates; Career pattern; Education work relationship

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Germany; Europe

Published: Oxford, England: Symposium Journals, 2010

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Journal volume: 5

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2010

Pages: pp. 344-365

ISSN: 1745-4999

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.284

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