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ERIC Number: EJ892324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Participating in Non-Formal Learning: Patterns of Inequality in EU-15 and the New EU-8 Member Countries
Roosmaa, Eve-Liis; Saar, Ellu
Journal of Education and Work, v23 n3 p179-206 Jul 2010
We concentrate on the following research questions: (1) Do the structure of the educational system and its interaction with the labour market affect the training gap between low-skilled blue collar workers and high-skilled white collar workers? and (2) Do the ways that institutional systems shape opportunities for lifelong learning differ between EU-8 and EU-15 member countries? We used aggregate and national data on participation in non-formal learning from European Union countries, based on an ad-hoc module included in the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) 2003. Analysis indicated that, as suggested by theory, institutional factors are significant for EU-15 member countries. The predictive power of these factors for EU-8 member countries is rather low and varies significantly by countries. (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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