Job opportunities and school-to-work transitions in occupational labour markets: are occupational change and unskilled employment after vocational education interrelated?


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Author: Buchs, Helen; Helbling, Laura A.


Background - This study links [Transition from Education to Employment] TREE panel data surveying school-to-work transitions in Switzerland with unique job advertising data from the Swiss Job Market Monitor that mirrors individual job opportunities. [The authors] investigate: (i) whether occupational change and unskilled entry level employment are two related transition outcomes among graduates from initial vocational education and training (IVET) in the occupational labour market of Switzerland. [The authors'] analysis further focuses on (ii) the impact of a low number of occupatio...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Vocational education and training; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Career development; Statistics

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Education work relationship; Skills mismatch; Underemployment; Employment opportunity; Labour demand; Career change; Longitudinal data

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Heidelberg, Germany: SpringerOpen, 2016

Physical description: 18 p.

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Journal volume: 8

Journal number: 17

Journal date: 2016

ISSN: 1877-6337, 1877-6345 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Helen Buchs, Laura Alexandra Helbling

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Rights: Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Document number: TD/TNC 127.246

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