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Employability skills initiatives in higher education: what effects do they have on graduate Labour market outcomes?

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Employability skills initiatives in higher education : what effects do they have on graduate Labour market outcomes? / Mason, Geoff; Williams, Gareth; Cranmer, Sue.

In: Education Economics, Vol. 17, No. 1, 28.02.2009, p. 1-30.

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Mason, Geoff ; Williams, Gareth ; Cranmer, Sue. / Employability skills initiatives in higher education : what effects do they have on graduate Labour market outcomes?. In: Education Economics. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 1-30.

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