POCARIM policy report 9 : Intersectoral mobility of social science and humanities PhD graduates in Europe

Millard, DM 2014, POCARIM policy report 9 : Intersectoral mobility of social science and humanities PhD graduates in Europe , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford. (Submitted)

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Between 2011 and 2014 a multinational team of academics and researchers collaborated on a research project funded by the European Commission under the Framework 7 Programme: ‘Mapping the Population, Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree Graduates in the Social Sciences and Humanities (POCARIM)’. One aim of the project was to explore the main issues and trends in relation to the intersectoral mobility of social sciences and humanities (SSH) PhD graduates. Intersectoral moves are defined here as job moves between the academic sector and other sectors, including the private, public and third sectors. Our purpose with regard to sectoral mobility was to, firstly, identify some of the main trends in terms of the employment of PhD graduates in the social sciences and humanities in different sectors and to understand more about the nature of intersectoral moves, including the direction of job moves (from academia to other sectors, or from other sectors to academia), the timing of moves (e.g. prior to the PhD, immediately after the PhD, or some years later) and the extent of repeat moves. Secondly, we aimed to improve understanding of the factors shaping intersectoral mobility, in particular to investigate the barriers to intersectoral mobility and the factors that promote intersectoral mobility. In this policy report we present the project’s key findings on intersectoral mobility. Our findings are based on original work carried out in each of the POCARIM countries. This includes: a review of the literature, policy and existing data, as well as original empirical survey and interview research. In the conclusions we draw out the implications of our findings for policymakers.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: University of Salford
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Funders: European Commission
Depositing User: Dr Chris Coey
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 04:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34893

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