This introductory chapter outlines the aim and the organization of the book. It starts off by explaining how the growth of higher education has changed the labour market. The labour market for graduate workers has never been so under pressure and in flux. The chapter outlines a range of trends that are changing the work of, and the demand for, graduate workers. It has become hard to define terms such as graduate occupation, graduate skills, and graduate careers as well as to define the role of higher education in work. It is this gap in our understanding that the book aims to tackle. The chapter describes the empirical sociological study on which the book is based and the organization of the book.
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