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Investigating the impact of internationally acquired qualifications on labour market performance: the case of Brazil

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dc.contributor.advisor Gunnigle, Patrick
dc.contributor.advisor Lavelle, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author de Castro, Charles Alves
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-02T14:14:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-02T14:14:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8339
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study is to examine the labour market performance of Brazilian students who have acquired international qualifications in the areas of engineering and science. A comprehensive analysis of the literature review demonstrates the importance of international qualifications covering both their benefits and challenges. The gaps found in the literature review are also discussed, as well as the need for a more concrete theoretical framework about the subject. The data used in this research was gathered by semi-structured one-on-one interviews conducted in both person and on the telephone. The participants consisted of Brazilian students who have acquired international qualifications and have gone back to Brazil to and enter the job market there. It was possible to successfully answer the two main research questions being discussed using the data collected. It was found that international qualifications affect students in many important ways including learning and improving their foreign language skills and through exchanging culture with different nationalities. Also, international qualifications present a good way to enhance noticeability within the labour market and make it easier to get a job. However, the difficulties in getting international qualification recognised once returning to Brazil presents a challenge or a barrier for these students. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Brazil en_US
dc.subject laboour market performance en_US
dc.subject engineering en_US
dc.subject science en_US
dc.subject students en_US
dc.title Investigating the impact of internationally acquired qualifications on labour market performance: the case of Brazil en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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