Transition into tertiary education after VET and the role of the work area: a longitudinal study on gender segregation in the field of social care

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Author: Aeschlimann, Belinda; Neumann, Jorg; Trede, Ines


Vocational education and training play a key role in the Swiss educational system. One of the most frequently chosen apprenticeships is Certified Social Care Worker (CSCW). After certification, these graduates have the option of working in the profession, attending tertiary vocational education, or changing to a profession outside the social sector. Studies on the choice of study at upper secondary and university tertiary level point to gender-typical choice behaviour. So far, little research has been done on whether and how gender-typical choices are perpetuated when entering a...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Pathways; Tertiary education; Career development; Industry

Keywords: Longitudinal study; School leavers; Career choice; Decision making; Transition from education and training to employment; Transition from secondary to further education and training; VET for secondary students; Secondary school; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Europe

Published: Muttenz and Bern, Switzerland: European Research Network on Vocational Education and Training, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and Bern University of Teacher Education, 2021

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Also called: Transition into tertiary education after vocational education and training and the role of the work area: a longitudinal study on gender segregation in the field of social care

Pages: pp. 16-23

Conference number: 4th

Date: 2021

Place: Muttenz and Bern, Switzerland [online]

ISBN: 9798740243375

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.752

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