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Professor Kate Purcell - Publications


2016 Book Chapter

  • Purcell, K. and C.Tzanakou (2016i) ‘Life after Higher education: the diversity of opportunities and obstacles in a changing graduate labour market’, in J.Cote and A.Furlong (eds) Handbook of the Sociology of Higher Education . London: Routledge.

2015 Journals

  • Green, A., Atfield, G. and Purcell, K. (2015) 'Fuelling displacement and labour market segmentation in low-skilled jobs? Insights from a local study of migrant and student employment', Environment and Planning A DOI: 10.1177/0308518X15614327

2015 Book Chapter

  • Behle, H., Atfield, G., Elias, P., Gambin, L., Green, A., Hogarth, T., Purcell, K., Tzanakou, C. and Warhurst, C., 2015. Reassessing the employment outcomes of higher education. Researching Higher Education: International Perspectives on Theory, Policy and Practice, p.114-.

2015 Other

  • Purcell, K. and P. Elias 2015) Does Britain have too many graduates?, December http://theconversation.com/does-britain-have-too-many-graduates-46349

2014 Other

  • Atfield, A. and Purcell, K. (2014) 'Futuretrack: Northern Ireland's students: key findings from the Futuretrack Survey of final year students on three year courses', Report prepared for the Department for Employment and Learning (DELNI) [Report] [view]

2013 Journals


  • Atfield, G. and Purcell, K. (2013) 'Northern Ireland's students approaching graduation: key findings from the Futuretrack survey of final year students on three year courses', Labour Market Bulletin, 24 97 - 105 (1351-4504) [article]

2013 Other


  • Atfield, G. and Purcell, K. (2013) 'Northern Ireland's students approaching graduation: key findings from the Futuretrack survey of final year students on three year courses', Labour Market Bulletin, 24-97, [Other]
  • Koene, B. and K. Purcell (2013) 'The value of relationships in transactional labour markets: constructing a market for temporay employment', Revista Latinoamericana di Estudios del Trabajo. Issue 30, [Other]
  • Purcell, K,. Elias, P., Atfield, G., Behle, H., Ellison, R,Luchinskaya, D. (2013) 'Transitions into employment, further study and other outcomes, The Futuretrack stage 4 Report', Manchester/Coventry: HECSU/Warwick Institute for Employment Research, [Report] [view]

2012 Other


  • Atfield, G. and Purcell, K. (2012) 'Graduate labour market supply and demand: Final year students' perceptions of the skills they have to offer and the skills employers seek', Futuretrack Working Paper 4, Institute for Employment Research, [Other] [view]
  • Elias, P. and K Purcell (2012) ''Higher Education and Social Background' in Understanding Society Findings 2012, p.23 - 24,', Editors: Editors: Institute for Social and Economic Research, [Edited Book] [view]
  • Elias, P. and Pucell, K. (2012) 'Classifying graduate occupations for the knowledge society: SOC(HE) 2010', Futuretrack Working paper No. 5 Institute for Employment Research, [Working Paper] [view]

2011 Other


  • Atfield, G., Green, A., Purcell, K., Staniewicz, T., and Owen, D. (2011) 'The impact of student and migrant employment on opportunities for low skilled people', Evidence Report 32 [Report] [view]

2010 Journals


  • Wilton, N. and Purcell, K. (2010) 'The impact of partnership and family-building on the early careers of female graduates in the UK', Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 29 (3), 271 - 288 (2040-7149) [article]

2010 Other


  • Purcell, K. (2010) 'Flexible employment, student labour and the changing structure of the UK labour market in university cities', [Working Paper]
  • Atfield, G. and K. Purcell (2010) 'Job search strategies and employment preferences of final year undergraduate students', Futuretrack Working Paper 2, Institute for Employment Research, [Working Paper] [view]
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2010) 'The impact of paid and unpaid work and of student debt on experience of higher education', Futuretrack Working Paper 2, Institute for Employment Research, [Working Paper] [view]

2009 Journals


  • Atfield, G. and Purcell, K. (2009) 'Northern Ireland?s students : key findings from the Futuretrack Stage 1 survey', Labour Market Bulletin, (22), 117 - 132 (1351-4504) [article]

2009 Other


  • Purcell, K. (2009) 'Bodies at Work', Work, Employment And Society, [Review]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P. and Atfield, G. (2009) 'Analysing the relationship between higher education participation and educational and career development patterns and outcomes. A new classification of higher education institutions', [Presentation / Lecture]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P. and G. Atfield (2009) 'Futuretrack', Futuretrack Working Paper 1, Institute for Employment Research, [Working Paper] [view]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Atfield, G., Behle, H. and Ellison, R. with Hughs, C., Livanos, I. and Tzanakou, C. (2009) 'Plans, aspirations and realities: taking stock of higher education and career choices one year on', Findings from the Second Futuretrack Survey of 2006 applicants for UK Higher Education [Report]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Atfield, G., H. Behle (2009) 'Plans, aspirations and realities: taking stock of higher education and career choices one year on', HECSU, [Other] [view]

2008 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (2008) 'Fragmentação ocupacional, trabalho flexível e forças de trabalho segmentadas', in Reestruturação econômica, mudança ocupacional e desigualdade no Brasil e no reino unido, Editors: Guimarães, N., Cardoso, A., Purcell, K. and Elias, P., Rio de Janeiro: FGV
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2008) 'Achieving equality in the knowledge economy', in Women and employment: changing lives and new challenges, 19- 53, Editors: Scott, J., Dex, S. and Joshi, H. (9781847202499) Cheltenham ; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar
  • Scott, J., Dex, S., Joshi, H., Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2008) 'Introduction: changing lives and new challenges', in Women and Employment: changing lives and new challenges, 1- 18, Editors: Scott, J., Dex, S. and Joshi, H. (9781847202499) Cheltenham ; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar
  • Purcell, K. (2008) 'Gênero e insegurança no trabalho no reino unido', in Reestruturação econômica, mudança ocupacional e desigualdade no Brasil e no reino unido, Editors: Guimarães, N., Cardoso, A., Purcell, K. and Elias, P., Rio de Janeiro: FGV
  • Guimarães, N., Cardoso, A., Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2008) Reestruturação Econômica, Mudança Ocupacional e Desigualdade no Brasil e no Reino Unido , Rio de Janeiro: FGV

2008 Other


  • Hogarth, T., Davies, C. and Purcell, K. (2008) 'Identification of skill needs and training priorities in the environmental science sector for the next ten years: Phase 1 report', Swindon: NERC and the Environmental Research Funders? Forum, [Report]
  • Purcell, K., Atfield, G. and Ball, C. with Elias, P. (2008) 'An investigation of the factors affecting the post-university employment of chemical science graduates in the UK report to the Royal Society of Chemistry', Coventry: Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, Report to the Royal Society of Chemistry funded by Chemistry for our Future [Report] [view]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Ellison, R., Atfield, G., Adam, D. and Livanos, I. (2008) 'Applying for Higher Education ? the diversity of career choices, plans and expectations', Manchester: HECSU/UCAS/IER, Findings from the First Futuretrack Survey of the Class of 2006 applicants for Higher Education [Report] [view]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P. and Tzanakou, C. (2008) 'Doctoral careers pathways, skills and training', Options analysis for the collection of information about the early careers of UK doctoral graduates [Report] [view]
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2008) 'Wanting to 'help people' exacerbates the pay gap for young professional women', Gender Equality Network (GeNet) newsletter., [News Item]
  • Purcell, K. (2008) 'Embarking on HE - career clarity and skills perception', Graduate Market Trends (Summer '08, 6 - 8, [Article] [view]
  • Purcell, K. (2008) 'University applicants short of careers advice', Campus Life, [Article]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Ellison, R. Atfield, G., Adam, D., and I. Livanos (2008) 'Applying for higher education: the diversityof career choices, plans and expectations', HECSU and IER Warwick, [Other] [view]

2007 Journals


  • Purcell, K., Wilton, N. and Elias, P. (2007) 'Hard lessons for lifelong learners? Age and experience in the graduate labour market', Higher Education Quarterly, 61 (1), 57 - 82 (0951-5224)

2007 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (2007) 'Graduate Employment and Expectations', in Reflections on Change 1967-2007, 42- 51, Editors: Butler, T. and Dane, M. (978-0-9514865-2-8) Sheffield: AGCAS

2007 Other


  • Purcell, K. (2007) 'Embarking on Higher Education', Graduate Market Trends, [Article]
  • Jackson, P. and Purcell, K. (2007) 'Involving staff and students in research', Graduate Market Trends, Manchester: Graduate Prospects, [Article]
  • Purcell, K. (2007) 'Embarking on Higher Education (II): Futuretrack 2006 - the bigger picture', Graduate Market Trends, Manchester: Graduate Prospects, [Article]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Adam,D., Behle, H., Ellison, R. and Wilton, N. (2007) 'Futuretrack: Applying for Higher Education - Career Choices and Plans, Advance Stage 1 Report', [Report]

2006 Other


  • Purcell, K., Elias, P. and Wilton, N. (2006) 'Looking Through The Glass Ceiling: a detailed investigation of the factors that contribute to gendered career inequalities', Coventry: Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, [Report] [view]
  • Purcell, K.. and Elias, P. (2006) 'Achieving Equality in the Knowledge Economy', GeNet Working Paper no.15 [Working Paper] [view]
  • Purcell, K., Wilton, N. and Elias, P. (2006) 'Scotland's Class of '99: The early career paths of graduates who studied in Scotland', Edinburgh: Scottish Further and Higher education Funding Council, [Report] [view]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Durbin, S., Davies, R. and Warren, S. (2006) 'The employment of social science PhDs in academic and non-academic jobs: research skills and postgraduate training', [Report] [view]

2005 Other


  • Purcell, K., Wilton, N., Davies, R., and Elias, P. (2005) 'Education as a Graduate Career: Entry and Exit from Teaching as a Profession', Sheffield: Department for Education and Skills, [Report to Government] [view]
  • Purcell K., Elias P., Davies R., and Wilton N. (2005) 'Northern Ireland's Graduates: the classes of '95 and '99', Northern Ireland: Department of Employment and Learning, [Report to Government] [view]
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2005) 'Graduate careers seven years on: how do research findings address 'the big issues'?', [Article]
  • Purcell, K., Elias, P., Davies, R., and Wilton, N. (2005) 'The Class of 99: A study of the early labour market experience of recent graduates', Sheffield: Department for Education and Skills, [Report to Government] [view]

2004 Journals


  • Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (2004) 'Is Mass Higher Education Working? Evidence from the Labour Market Experiences of Recent Graduates.', National Institute Economic Review, (90), 60 - 74 (0027-9501)
  • Purcell, J., Purcell, K. and Tailby, S. (2004) 'Temporary Work Agencies: here today, gone tomorrow?', British Journal Of Industrial Relations, 42 (4), 705 - 726 (0007-1080)

2004 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K, and Elias, P. (2004) Seven Years On: graduate careers in a changing labour market (1-84016-097-7) Manchester: HECSU

2004 Other


  • Purcell, K. and Elias P. (2004) 'Seven Years On: Graduate Careers in a Changing Labour Market', Manchester: HECSU, [Report] [view]

2003 Journals


  • Purcell, K. and P. Elias (2003) 'On Higher Ground', People Management, 9 (11), 24 - 31 (1358-6297)

2003 Other


  • Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (2003) 'Too many graduates? The market disagrees', Times Higher Educational Journal, [Article] [view]
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (2003) 'On higher ground', People Management magazine, [Article]

2002 Other


  • Purcell, K. (2002) 'Qualifications and Careers: equal opportunities and earnings among graduates', Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission, [Report]
  • Purcell, K. (2002) 'Restructuring, Redundancy and Re-skilling - Brazil/UK', Work and Employment, [Article]
  • Purcell, K., Morley, M. and Rowley, G. (2002) 'Recruiting from a Wider Spectrum of Graduates', London: Council for Industry and Higher Education, [Report]

2001 Journals


  • Rowley, G. and Purcell, K. (2001) 'As cooks go, she went: is labour churn inevitable?', International Journal of Hospitality Management, 20 (2), 163 - 185 (0278-4319)
  • Rowley, G. and Purcell, K. (2001) 'Up to the Job? Graduates' Perceptions of the UK Higher Education Careers Service', Higher Education Quarterly, 55 (4), 416 - 435 (0951-5224)

2001 Other


  • Purcell, K. and Rowley, G. (2001) 'Higher education careers services and graduate guidance needs: evidence from surveys of users', [Report]
  • Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (2001) 'Scotland's Graduates Moving On', Glasgow: University of Strathclyde and The Industrial Society, [Report]

2000 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (2000) 'Gendered Insecurity', in The Insecure Workforce, Editors: E. Heery and J. Salmon, London: Routledge
  • Purcell, K. (ed) (2000) Changing Boundaries in Employment (0951376276) Bristol: Bristol Academic Press

2000 Other


  • Purcell, K. (2000) 'Employee Development in Tourism: a comparison of Four European Countries', [Report]
  • Purcell. K., Rowley, G., Richardson, G., Shackleton, R., Howe, S. and Whitely, P. (2000) 'Employers Skills Survey: Case Study on the Hospitality Sector', Sheffield: DfEE Publications, [Report to Government]

1999 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K., Pitcher, J. and Simm, C. (1999) Working Out? Early graduate experiences of the labour market (1 84016 064 0) Manchester: CSU Ltd
  • Elias, P., Purcell, K., Pitcher, J., McKnight, A. and Simm, C. (1999) Moving On: graduate careers three years after graduation (1 84016 069 1) Manchester: CSU Ltd
  • Purcell, K. (1999) 'Moving on and matching up: the 'fit' between undergraduate studies and graduate jobs', in Moving On: graduate careers three years after graduation, Editors: Elias, P., McKnight, A., Pitcher, J., Purcell, K. and Simm, C., London: DfEE, CSU

1999 Other


  • Purcell, K., McKnight, A. and Simm, C. (1999) 'The lower earnings limit in practice: part-time employment in hotels and catering', Manchester: Equal Opportunities Commission, [Report]
  • Purcell, K., Hogarth, T. and Simm, C. (1999) 'Whose Flexibility?: the costs and benefits of 'non-standard' working arrangements and contractual relations', York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, [Report]
  • Purcell, K. , Hogarth, T. and Pitcher, J. (1999) 'Graduate Opportunities, Social Class and Age: Employers' recruitment strategies in the new graduate labour market', London: Council for Industry and Higher Education, [Report]

1998 Journals


  • Purcell, K. and Purcell, J. (1998) 'In-sourcing, Outsourcing, and the Growth of Contingent labour as Evidence of Flexible Employment Strategies', European Journal Of Work And Organisational Psychology, 7 (1), 39 - 59
  • Purcell, K. and Pitcher, J. (1998) 'Diverse Expectations and Access to Opportunities: is there a graduate labour market?', Higher Education Quarterly, 52 (2), 179 - 203 (0951-5224)

1998 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1998) 'Flexibility in the Labour Market', in Review of the Economy and Employment 1996/7, 69- 90, Editors: Wilson, R. and Lindley, R., Coventry: Institute for Employment Research

1997 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1997) 'Women's employment in UK tourism: Gender roles and labour markets', in Gender, Work and Tourism, Editors: Sinclair, T., London: Routledge
  • Purcell, K. (1997) 'Employment Flexibility', in Review of the Economy and Employment 1996/7, 25- 50, Editors: Wilson, R. and Lindley, R., Coventry: Institute for Employment Research

1997 Other


  • Hasluck C. and Purcell, K. (1997) 'The Market for Job Placements in the United Kingdom', Brussels: European Commission DGV, [Report]
  • Purcell, K. and Elias, P. (1997) 'The Demand for Highly-Qualified Social Scientists', Coventry: Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, [Presentation / Lecture]
  • Elias, P., McKnight, A., Purcell, K. and Wilson, R. (1997) 'A Study of the Labour Market for Social Science Postgraduates', Coventry: Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, [Report]

1996 Journals


  • Purcell, K. and Quinn, J. (1996) 'Exploring the education and employment equation in hospitality management: a comparison of graduates and HNDs', International Journal of Hospitality Management, 15 (4), 51 - 68 (0278-4319)
  • Purcell, K. (1996) 'The relationship between career and job opportunities: women's employment in the hospitality industry as a microcosm of women's employment.', Women in Management Review, 11 (5), 17 - 24 (0964-9425)

1996 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1996) 'Researching Value-loaded Issues: the Management of Food in Households', in Gender Relations in Public and Private, 176- 202, Editors: L. Morris and E.S. Lyon (0-312-12869) London: Macmillan
  • Purcell, K. and Pitcher, J. (1996) Great Expectations: the New Diversity of Graduate Skills and Aspirations (1-872891-80-2) Manchester: Higher Education Careers Services Unit
  • Purcell, K., Crompton, R. and Gallie, D. (eds) (1996) Changing Forms of Employment: Organisations, Skills and Gender (0-415-14116-8) London: Routledge

1995 Journals


  • Purcell, K. and Anastassova, L. (1995) 'Human Resource Management in the Bulgarian Hotel Industry: from command to empowerment?', International Journal of Hospitality Management, 14 (2), 171 - 185 (0278-4319)

1995 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. with J. Quinn (1995) Careers and Choices in Hospitality Management: an International Survey , Paris: International Hotel Association

1995 Other


  • Purcell, K. and Quinn, J. (1995) 'Hospitality Management Education and Employment Trajectories', Oxford: Oxford Brookes University, [Report]
  • Purcell, K., Cassé, E., Eastaff, T., Pogson, N and Ruke, M. (1995) 'Getting to the Future First', Coventry: Warwick Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, Briefing pack for International Hotel Association Think Tank on Human Resources [Report]
  • Purcell, K.(1995) 'The Implications of the Careers and Choices Research for the Hospitality Industry: research priorities', London: HCIMA, Paper presented to the Executive Committee of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association [Report]

1994 Journals


  • Purcell, K. (1994) 'Equal opportunities in the hospitality industry: custom and credentials', International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2 (2), 127 - 140 (0278-4319)

1992 Books and Chapters


  • Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (1992) Labour Market Segmentation at Work , London: Cassell

1990 Journals


  • Purcell, K. (1990) 'Research on Gender: Understanding the World in Order to Change It', Work, Employment And Society, 4 (4), 605 - 618 (0950-0170)

1990 Other


  • Elias, P., Lindley, R. and Purcell, K. (1990) 'Design Skills and Designers', London: Department of Education and Science, Project report to the Department of Education and Science [Report to Government]

1989 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1989) 'Gender and the Experience of Employment', in Employment in Britain, Editors: D. Gallie, Oxford: Blackwell

1988 Books and Chapters


  • Elias, P. and Purcell, K. (1988) 'Women and Paid Work: Prospects for Equality', in Women and Paid Work, 196- 221, Editors: A. Hunt, London: Macmillan

1986 Journals


  • Purcell, K. (1986) 'Women's work, women's employment and the occupational sociology of being a woman', Womens Studies International Forum, 1 (2), 135 - 163 (0277-5395)

1986 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1986) 'Work, Employment and Unemployment', in Key Variables in Social Investigation, 153- 177, Editors: R.C. Burgess, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul
  • Purcell, K. and Wood, S. (1986) 'Restructuring and Recession', in The Changing Experience of Employment, 1- 17, Editors: K. Purcell et.al., London: Macmillan
  • S. Allen, A. Waton, Purcell, K., and S. Wood (eds) (1986) The Changing Experience of Employment (9780333396957) London: Macmillan
  • Allen, S., Waton, A., Purcell, K., and Wood, S. (eds) (1986) The Experience of Unemployment (0333396944) London: Macmillan

1984 Books and Chapters


  • Purcell, K. (1984) 'Militancy and Acquiescence among Women Workers', in Women in the Public Sphere, Editors: Siltanen, J. and Stanworth, M., London: Hutchinson