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ERIC Number: EJ857164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 24
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Exploring Quality of Life during the Transition from School to Work in Chile
Jeria, Maria
Social Indicators Research, v94 n2 p319-342 Nov 2009
Data from Chile's national household survey (CASEN) for the years 1990-2003 reveal that the transition process from school to active working life has been postponed over the course of the 13 year period while its duration has steadily increased, resulting in a delayed integration into the labour force. This finding is consistent with experiences in other countries as reported by the OECD and the ILO. The present study explores an approach to the development of indicators, currently non-existent, for describing the school-to-work transition in Chile from a quality-of-life perspective following a Swedish paradigm. A typology is proposed based on principal variables (factors) derived from a multiple correspondence exploratory analysis of the 2003 National Youth Survey data, generating a set of transition profiles. The analysis shows that experiencing the school-to-work transition simultaneously with other passages such as the family transition (becoming the head of a household) is decisive in evaluating young people's quality of life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile