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Vocational education and the integration of young people in the labour market: the case of the Netherlands

Jacques van Hoof

in Young people in Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9781861345882
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0010
Vocational education and the integration of young people in the labour market: the case of the Netherlands

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This chapter describes the reform of vocational education and assesses its consequences for the position of young people in the labour market. It highlights institutional differences in the way VET systems are organized. The chapter introduces the debate on vocational education in the Netherlands. It then describes the changes before turning to an examination of the consequences of the new system, as far as they are made visible in some recent Dutch studies. Lastly, the results from the comparative perspective introduced at the beginning of the chapter are summarized.

Keywords: vocational education; labour market; Netherlands; VET systems; young people

Chapter.  7864 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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