publication . Article . 2013

The role of networks and connections in educational elites’ labour market entrance

Tholen, G; Brown, P; Power, S; Allouch, A;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2013
Abstract
Despite extensive research on the role of 'personal' capital on labour market transitions, little is known about how those with elite credentials use networks and connection to improve their labour market chances. This becomes especially relevant within debates on the meritocratic nature of the post-industrial labour market. This article investigates how networks and connections aid educational elites to gain entrance into the upper echelons of the graduate labour market in two countries: France and England. Using interview data from final year students from two elite higher education institutions, Science Po and the University of Oxford, it is assessed whether ...
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free text keywords: HD, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Meritocracy, Higher education, business.industry, business, Labour economics, Elite, Sociology, Internship, Upper echelons
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