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Managing Term-Time Employment and study in Ireland

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  • Merike Darmody

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

  • Emer Smyth

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

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An increasing amount of research now relates to full-time higher education students who work part-time during their study. However, little is known about this issue in the Irish context, despite the fact that the latter provides an interesting case-study due to its unprecedented economic growth in recent years and subsequent changes in the labour market. This paper attempts to address this gap in research and reports on a postal survey carried out among 3,900 higher education students. It aims to establish the profile of full-time higher education students engaged in part-time work during term-time. It also explores the motivation for engaging in paid work and possible implications of work-load on levels of life satisfaction. It is argued in this paper that inadequate policy attention to the changing profile of higher education students, their work-load and needs risks reinforcing inequalities among students.

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  • Merike Darmody & Emer Smyth, 2007. "Managing Term-Time Employment and study in Ireland," Papers WP185, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  • Handle: RePEc:esr:wpaper:wp185
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    higher education; part-time employment; survey; Ireland; logistic;

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