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Persistent Bias Compounds Labor Market Stress

Nicola Ingram

Nicola Ingram, Professor of Sociology of Education at the Manchester Metropolitan University, shared qualitative research that delves into the lived experiences of college graduates from non-middle class backgrounds in the British labor market.

Her survey data adds voice and context to the statistical data showing that graduates from underrepresented backgrounds have a more difficult time transitioning into appropriate employment and realizing the benefits of a postsecondary degree when compared with their more affluent peers.

The presentation, Degree generation: moving on up in the graduate labour market, draws from her a pending book with the same anticipated title. The research is based on a decade-long project, which focuses on college experiences and employment outcomes at two universities in the same English city, the University of Bristol and the University of West of England, between 2010 and 2017.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 4:52pm

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