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NCJ Number: 120227 Find in a Library
Title: Recent Changes in the Pathways from School to Work (From Social World of Adolescents: International Perspectives, P 369-391, 1989, Klaus Hurrelman and Uwe Engel, eds. -- See NCJ-120206)
Author(s): K Roberts; G Parsell
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: Educational programs and training schemes to deal with gaps in Great Britain's youth labor market were surveyed to explore how youth opportunities vary by sex, home background, educational attainment, and local employment conditions and to assess individual progress along different school-work pathways.
Abstract: The survey sample consisted of 2,158 individuals who were questioned in 1985 and 1987. Individuals from the highest status families had the best examination results, and unemployment was highest for subjects from nonskilled families. Educational and training routes taken by subjects at 16 years of age were related to their home backgrounds and places of residents, and most strongly to their own educational attainment. Females were more likely than males to remain in full-time education after 16 years of age, while more males obtained full-time jobs. It was possible to distinguish five main career trajectories followed by the sample: academic track; education other than the academic track; transition from school to job; transition from education to training and then to employment; and unemployment. The survey results are discussed in terms of the transition to adulthood and the development of self-concept. 18 references, 6 tables.
Main Term(s): Juvenile educational background; Youth employment
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Educational levels; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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