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Behrens, Martina; Evans, Karen – Comparative Education, 2002
A survey and group interviews with unemployed young people aged 18-25 in Derby (England), Hannover (western Germany), and Leipzig (eastern Germany) examined the relative importance to their life and work transitions of individual agency and structural factors. Two national job training "schemes" for unemployed youth are compared: the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Family Influence
Evans, Karen; Behrens, Martina; Kaluza, Jens – 2000
The education-to-labor market transitions experienced by young people in England and in eastern and western Germany were compared. The eastern German portion of the study was based on a 1996 study that included a survey of 100 trainers and 1,000 apprentices in 12 companies; in-depth interviews with 18 trainers, career advisers, and others; and…
Descriptors: Adult Education, At Risk Persons, Career Choice, Career Development
Evans, Karen – 1989
Education and training for 16- to 19-year-olds have undergone expansion and diversification in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In the context of high youth unemployment, the introduction by the central government of a host of vocational preparation programs has aimed to delay labor market entry for a significant proportion of 16-year-olds, while…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries