Quotation Croucher, Richard, Ramakrishnan, Sumeetra, Rizov, Marian, Benzinger, Diana. 2015. Perceptions of employability among London's low-paid: "Self-determination" or ethnicity? (Published online before print). Economic and Industrial Democracy S. xx-xx.


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This article investigates how ethnicity, gender and other characteristics affect low-paid workers’ perceptions of their employability in London’s labour market, examining self-efficacy, ethnic and dual labour market theories. The authors find that perceptions vary considerably, both between genders and ethnicities and in the extent to which they are ‘justified’ by human capital attributes. Optimism varies between genders and ethnic groups but individuals’ perceptions vary to an even greater extent within genders and ethnic groups. Hence, individual-level ‘self-determination’ explanations of these perceptions appear to have greatest explanatory power in this specific context, although ethnic theories also have utility.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Economic and Industrial Democracy
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-C, WH-B
Language English
Title Perceptions of employability among London's low-paid: "Self-determination" or ethnicity? (Published online before print)
Year 2015
Page from xx
Page to xx
Reviewed? Y
DOI 10.1177/0143831X15609672

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Benzinger, Diana (Details)
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Croucher, Richard (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
Ramakrishnan, Sumeetra (Middlesex University, United Kingdom)
Rizov, Marian (University of Lincoln, United Kingdom)
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Institute for Human Resource Management IN (Details)
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