The transition from school in Bhutan

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In Bhutan half of the population is under the age of 25 (United Nations 2017) and strengthening the pathways of all young people, regardless of their background, is one of the priorities in the Bhutan Education Blueprint 2014-2024. This study examines the transitions from school of a sample of 895 young school completers from Western Bhutan in 2013. It considers the impact of gender, socio-economic status (SES), school type and subject stream on their destinations. The study revealed that males, public school students and higher SES students were more likely to enter university and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Vocational education and training; Pathways; Outcomes; Higher education; Gender

Keywords: Youth transitions; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Socioeconomic background; School leavers; Outcomes of education and training; Labour force participation; Employment outcomes

Geographic subjects: Bhutan; Asia

Published: South Melbourne, Victoria: James Nicholas Publishers, 2019

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Journal title: Education and society

Journal volume: 37

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2019

Pages: pp. 45-66

ISSN: 0726-2655, 2201-0610 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.661

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