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ERIC Number: EJ1046986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Problematic Transitions from School to Employment: Freeters and NEETs in Japan and Germany
Pilz, Matthias; Schmidt-Altmann, Kirsten; Eswein, Mikiko
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v45 n1 p70-93 2015
In the international debate surrounding transitions from school to employment, Japan and Germany are regularly cited as examples of success. This article draws on the Japanese concepts represented by two problematic groups--freeters and NEETs--to demonstrate that over recent years, young people in both countries have also been facing serious problems with the transition process. Interpretation of empirical data also, however, reveals a number of contrasts between them. We focus here on differences in their educational systems and on the role each system plays within its own society. The article also uses divergent recruitment practices and employment structures as vehicles for comparison and interpretation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan
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