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Brauns, Hildegard; Gangl, Markus; Scherer, Stefani – 1999
This paper explores educational stratification of unemployment in early labor market career; its institutional embeddedness in specific education and employment systems; and youth unemployment in France (F), the United Kingdom (UK), and West Germany (G), which greatly differ relative to major institutional characteristics of education systems and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
Forrester, Keith, Ed.; Ward, Kevin, Ed. – 1991
This book contains 12 chapters, each of which is a case study or a commentary on the unemployment of the 1980s and early 1990s and on the programs devised to retrain workers. Titles and authors are as follows: "Understanding Unemployment: A Critical Overview of Labour Market Trends, Employment, and Unemployment: (John Hughes); "A…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Demonstration Programs, Developed Nations
Education Writers Association, Washington, DC. – 1990
Six observers studied both school-to-work transition programs for youth and retraining programs for adult workers in three Western European countries--West Germany, Sweden, and England. They identified European solutions to a pressing problem in the United States: youth and adult workers whose skills are inadequate for today's and tomorrow's jobs.…
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Apprenticeships, Comparative Education, Developed Nations
Williams, Shirley; And Others – 1981
Results of examinations of youth employment policies are presented for three countries--Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the United States. Part 1 is a report by Shirley Williams with conclusions on the broad social and economic issues as they relate to problems of youth employment and unemployment. Parts 2 through 4 are the three…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries
Russell, Russ, Ed.; Parkes, David, Ed. – 1983
A party of vocational educators from the United Kingdom (UK) traveled to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) to observe the nature and scope of measures to deal with youth unemployment in that country. During their study, the observers focused their attention on the problems of the transition from school to working life, the context of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Differences, Dropouts
Herget, Hermann – 1987
A longitudinal study is being conducted to assess the occupational activities and aspirations of young people trained in West Germany's "dual system" of apprenticeship and part-time jobs. Baseline data were gathered from 21,000 students, and approximately 10,000 of them were contacted one and one-half years later. The sample population…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship
Steedman, Hilary; And Others – 1984
This collection includes a series of reports presenting the main results of a project to identify trends in continuing education and training in eight countries throughout Western Europe. The following reports are included: "Synthesis Report," by Hilary Steedman; "Belgium," by staff at the Office National de l'Emploi;…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
Heinz, Walter R. – 1986
Traditionally, the road to good jobs for young persons in West Germany has been the "dual system" of vocational education and training (VET), similar to apprenticeships in the United States, but practiced on a much wider scale. A large percentage of West German youth usually enter such programs after high school in order to prepare for…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Problems
Blair, Louis Helion – 1985
Western European governments have expressed concern over the impact of technological change on employment and appropriate policies and programs to facilitate labor market adjustment. Sweden, Great Britain, and the Federal Republic of Germany are among the most active countries in examining the issue and developing programs to respond to it.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Career Education, Employment Problems