ERIC Number: ED433435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition from the Educational System to Working Life. Use of National Statistics.
The national and European-level studies of the factors that ensure the success of young people's vocational integration and that offer protection against unemployment were reviewed. The research established that, in most national statistical reports, information on the occupational progress of school-leavers and those emerging from initial training was sparse. It was concluded that, although national statistics and surveys could be used to supplement and explain some of the findings of European surveys, any attempts to use national statistics gathered in the various European countries for purposes of comparison should proceed with caution. Networks currently working in the field of transition at the European level were encouraged to publish their data so as to optimize the use of research work. It was further recommended that the process of conducting comparative studies of the factors ensuring successful transition from the educational system into the labor market begin with prioritization of the large number of themes currently being tackled in national publications. (The report contains 149 references. Appended is a discussion of young people's entry into the labor market that is based on indicators published in selected recent national publications from 16 European countries.) (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Literature Reviews, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, State of the Art Reviews, Statistical Studies, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).