The effect of term-time employment on UK higher education students
Faggian, A., Jewell, S. and King, Z. (2010) The effect of term-time employment on UK higher education students. In: Valencia, L. K. and Hahn, B. J. (eds.) Employment and Labor Issues: Unemployment, Youth Employment and Child Labor. Nova Science Publishers, pp. 39-68. ISBN 9781608762828
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In the UK, participation in higher education has risen over the past two decades, along with a shift of the costs of higher education onto the individual and a move to widening participation among previously underrepresented groups. This has led to changes in the way individuals fund their higher education, in particular a rise in the incidence of term time employment. Term time employment potentially plays a much bigger role than in the past, both as a means for individuals to fund their education and reduce debt, and as a way to gain valuable work experience and increase employability. With the increase in the number of graduates in the UK labour market it is now more important for individuals to be able to differentiate themselves in the labour market.