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Arts and Employability

DescriptionResearch commissioned with the aim to investigate the link between those who study arts subjects at school and later employability.
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Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 13, 2006

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Richard Marsh, Irene Mosca and Dr Fabian Zuleeg, DTZ Consulting & Research
ISBN 0 7559 6373 3 (Web only publication)
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Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter One Introduction, definitions & methods
Introduction
Data availability
Scottish Qualification Authority ( SQA) database
Scottish School Leavers Survey ( SSLS) database
Defining arts subjects
Defining employability
Measuring employability using the SSLS database
Database restructuring
Data Matching

Chapter Two Socio-economic background
Introduction
Parental background
Employment and initial attitude towards work

Chapter Three Link between subjects studied at school & later employability
Introduction
One year after leaving school
Three years after leaving school

Chapter Four Link between subjects studied at school & later type of employment
Introduction
Employment in 1999
Employment in 2004

Chapter 5 Employability & type of employment of those students taking & those not taking arts subjects
Introduction
Gaining employment
Maintaining employment
Quality of employment

Chapter 6 Students progressing to higher/further education and employment in creative industries
Introduction
Students progressing to further & higher education
Occupations in the creative and cultural sector
Occupations and industries in the creative and cultural sector

Chapter 7 Levels of confidence of those students taking & those not taking arts subjects
Introduction
Confidence

Chapter 8 Conclusions
Introduction
Socio-economic background
Link between subjects studied at school and later employability
Link between subjects studied at school and later type of employment
Employability and type of employment of those students taking and those not taking arts subjects
Students progressing to higher/further education and employment in creative industries
Levels of confidence of those students taking and those not taking arts subjects

Annex 1 Areas excluded from the arts subjects' list
Annex 2 Range of approaches to measure the four employment pillars
Annex 3 Father's and mother's economic activity
Annex 4 1997 & 1999 employability figures of those leaving school in 1996
Annex 5 1999 employment by industry of those leaving school in 1996 and 1998
Annex 6 Weekly income in may 1999
Annex 7 1997 Unemployment, NEET and employment rates by subject groups of those leaving school in 1996
Annex 8 Creative industries' classification
Annex 9 Abbreviations and acronyms
Annex 10 Bibliography

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Executive or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Executive is making this research report available on-line in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report.

This web only report is accompanied by the Research Findings no. 22 "Arts and Employability".

Both reports are published by Information and Analytical Services Division, Scottish Executive Education Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ. If you have any enquiries about these reports please contact the Dissemination Officer on 0131-244-0894.

Both reports were published in December 2006.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.