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The transition from school to work: a European perspective

Walter Müller and Markus Gangl

in Transitions from Education to Work in Europe

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199252473
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601958 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252475.003.0001
 The transition from school to work: a European perspective

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Serves to set the stage for the substantive analyses provided in subsequent chapters. We outline a broad social science perspective on individual, structural, and institutional determinants of school-to-work transitions and define the cross-national comparison as our prime focus of interest. Consequently, we emphasize institutional explanations and in particular discuss the role of cross-national differences in training systems and labour market structures. Against that background, the chapter also discusses the scope of the book’s empirical chapters.

Keywords: educational system; Europe; institutions; labour market entry; labour market structure; school-to-work transitions

Chapter.  8093 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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