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
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