Changing skill formation in Greece and Italy: crisis-induced reforms in light of common institutional legacies


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Author: Baumann, Fabienne-Agnes; Vossiek, Janis


Context: After the Eurozone crisis unfolded a decade ago, comparative political economy has investigated reforms of public administration, labour market, welfare state and economic policy particularly in Southern European nations which were hit hardest by the crisis. However, analyses of skill formation reform, particularly vocational education and training (VET), have been scant, despite a common problem pressure for reforms emanating from stubbornly high rates of youth unemployment and similar legacies of statist VET. Approach: We investigate VET reforms brought underway in Greece and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Policy; Outcomes

Keywords: Economic recession; Policy analysis; Education and training reform; Work based learning; Political aspects; Government role; Barrier

Geographic subjects: Greece; Italy; Europe

Published: Bremen, Germany: VETNET European Research Network of Vocational Education and Training (EERA), 2022

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Journal volume: 9

Journal number: 3

Journal date: December 2022

Pages: pp. 340-362

ISSN: 2197-8638 (print), 2197-8646 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 152.71

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