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The School-to-Work Transition: A Cross-National Perspective

  • Paul Ryan
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    School-to-work patterns and issues are discussed for seven economies (France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States). The emphasis is placed on differences across countries in the current labor market position of young people and recent trends therein, along with the institutions that regulate youth education, training, and employment. The power of public policies--including labor market deregulation, labor market programs, vocationalization of education, and apprenticeship--to improve youth outcomes is discussed, drawing on national evaluation literatures. Evidence of extensive policy failure points up the need to develop nationally appropriate institutions to improve school-to-work transitions.

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    Article provided by American Economic Association in its journal Journal of Economic Literature.

    Volume (Year): 39 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 34-92

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