The development of statistics in the VET domain in Switzerland: issues and difficulties between 1880 and 1930

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Author: Bonoli, Lorenzo


The Swiss [vocational education and training] VET system has been developing into its current institutional structures since the end of the 19th century. Some decades earlier, from 1850 on, Switzerland witnessed the development of its official statistics. However, experts and politicians had to wait until 1935 for a first complete and updated set of national data concerning the VET domain. The analysis of this delay shows that the development of statistics on VET had to overcome several difficulties: not only technical problems of data collection due to the youth of the discipline of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Governance; Policy; Statistics

Keywords: History; Apprentice; Statistical method; Education and training system; Training policy; Data collecting

Geographic subjects: Europe; Switzerland

Published: Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing, 2017

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Also called: The development of statistics in the vocational education and training domain of Switzerland: issues and difficulties between 1880 and 1930

Pages: pp. 385-401

Related items: TD/TNC 127.659

ISBN: 9783034321204 (paperback); 9783034323543 (ebook); 9783034323567 (MOBI); 9783034323550 (epub)

ISSN: 1660-3443, 2235-7327 (ebook)

The volume from which this chapter is taken is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.659.

Resource type: Book chapter

Call number: TD/TNC 127.678

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