Classifying vocational training markets

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Author: Kleinert, Corinna; Vosseler, Alexander; Blien, Uwe


The German educational system is characterized by a large sector of dual vocational training, which facilitates integration into the labour market. This system creates a specific training market for school leavers, which is characterized by strong regional disparities. These differences as well as their consequences have not been systematically analysed in previous research. In a theory-guided analysis this paper examines empirically which structural 'handicaps' affect regional transition rates from school to training and how regional training markets may be classified according to these...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Employment; Vocational education and training; Governance

Keywords: Training market; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Dual system; Employers; Employment outcomes; Regional disparity; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: Germany; Europe

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2018

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Journal volume: 61

Journal date: 2018

Pages: pp. 31-48

ISSN: 0570-1864, 1432-0592 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.671

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