From Education to Work
Cross National Perspectives
Edited by Walter R. Heinz
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From Education to Work by Walter R. Heinz
Book DescriptionStructural transformations in the international economy and the restructuring of work have made the transition from education to employment increasingly problematic. School-to-work pathways have become more socially segmented and the risk of under-employment and joblessness has increased for both vocationally and academically educated youth. Continuous passages have become less common and have given way to multiple entries and exits between schooling and working, under-employment, unemployment and domestic work. This edited volume of empirical studies is based on a series of comparable longitudinal research projects which draw on survey and biographical data from important players in the international economy, the USA, Great Britain, Canada and Germany. The studies document that social and gender inequality is a persistent structural feature that restricts the possibilities to take advantage of educational opportunities and career options. Furthermore, different institutional arrangements are shown to play a crucial role in distributing transition opportunities in a more equal way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521081658
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Walter R. Heinz
Life Course Reader, Paperback (September 2009)
The course of human lives in Western society is inescapably shaped by political, cultural, and economic factors. This title collects articles that offer a range of theoretical and empirical studies of conceptions of the life course. Drawing on research from North America and Europe, it is suitable for those studying human development.
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This book contains empirical studies of school-to-work transitions from several Western countries.
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