ERIC Number: ED462544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Labour Market Entry across Europe: The Impact of Institutional Arrangements in Training Systems and Labour Markets. Working Papers = Arbeitspapiere.
Education is the main resource for obtaining employment for young people entering the labor market. European countries differ widely in the institutional structure of their education and training systems and labor markets in that different resources are provided to school-leavers entering into working life in different countries and these new job-seekers face varying institutional and economic contexts in labor markets. The crucial role of educational qualifications for successful labor market entry in 12 European countries in the mid-1990s was analyzed, drawing on the 1992-97 European Community Labour Force Survey. The goal of the study was to gauge the extent to which cross-national differences in labor market outcomes for market entrants can be related to institutional differences between countries in qualification profiles of school-leavers and differences in the relationship between qualifications and early labor market outcomes. Unemployment and occupational allocation as two major dimensions of early labor market outcomes were analyzed, applying multilevel modeling to a database of repeated comparative cross-sectional surveys. The results indicate that institutional differences in both education and training systems and labor markets play a major role in explaining cross-national differences in the experiences of young people entering the labor market in European countries, even after accounting for the effects of variation in economic conditions and other unmeasured heterogeneity between countries and types of qualifications. (Contains 79 references.) (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Youth Employment
Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europaische Sozialforschung (MZES), D-68131 Mannheim, Germany (5 Deutchmarks). Fax: 49 621 181 2866; e-mail: Direktorat@mzes.uni-mannheim.de; Web site: http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/home_E.html. For full text: http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/publications/wp/wp-25.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Mannheim Univ. (Germany). Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europaische Sozialforschung.