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To invest in a PhD has normally meant going for a research career at university. To leave university at that point requires that after graduation the PhDs gain employment and that the skills they develop through the PhD match the tasks they face in the labour market. Therefore, there has been an interest in investigating the competences and career paths of the PhDs in recent years. This applies especially to the PhDs within the humanities and social sciences. Drawing on data from a Danish research project, investigating these groups, and on the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu, the chapter analyses the career strategies of the groups of PhDs, who remain in academia and who leave university for other jobs.
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To invest in a PhD has normally meant going for a research career at university. To leave university at that point requires that after graduation the PhDs gain employment and that the skills they develop through the PhD match the tasks they face in the labour market. Therefore, there has been an interest in investigating the competences and career paths of the PhDs in recent years. This applies especially to the PhDs within the humanities and social sciences. Drawing on data from a Danish research project, investigating these groups, and on the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu, the chapter analyses the career strategies of the groups of PhDs, who remain in academia and who leave university for other jobs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHow to be an academic in the modern higher education arena
Number of pages16
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
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