Smooth, staggered or stopped?: educational transitions in the South African Youth Panel Study


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Smooth transitions through an individual's schooling career are a key aim for education programmes the world over. New analysis from a longitudinal study of South African youth suggests that just under half of all learners are following this smooth type of pathway through the further education and training (FET) phase of schooling, with the rest following three other distinct progression routes. This report provides an in-depth look at what young people are doing, how they move through the education system, and how background and school-level characteristics influence those pathways. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Research; Pathways; Equity; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment; Longitudinal study; Socioeconomic background; Institutional characteristic; Institutional role; Aspirations

Geographic subjects: South Africa; Africa

Published: Pretoria, South Africa: Labour Market Intelligence Partnership, Human Sciences Research Council, 2016

Physical description: xii, 37 p.

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Series: LMIP report; no. 27

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 125.824

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