ERIC Number: ED386562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
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Gender Stratification in Vocational Education and the Labour Force in Finland.
A study determined the extent of gender stratification in Finnish vocational education and labor force, especially in the transition from school to work. It used follow-up data that Statistics Finland gathered in 1990 concerning the labor force status of the 1985 school leavers and the level of their educational qualifications 5 years later to identify gender-related differences in students' choices in vocational education, transition from school to work, and various occupations. Only data relating to vocational institution leavers were used. Findings indicated there were still gender differences in vocational educational and in occupational choices. Women and men made traditional choices both in education and in the labor force. Female-intensive fields of vocational education and the labor force included the clothing industry, home and institutional economics, and social services. Correspondingly, male-dominated programs were as follows: heat, water and ventilation technology; mechanical engineering; vehicle and transportation technology; electrical engineering; forestry; and seafaring. (Contains 26 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Segregation, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Student Educational Objectives, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, 40351 Jyvaskyla, Finland ($40 complete volume).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland