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A Non-Experimental Evaluation Of Education And Training In Greece: The Cases Of Northern Aegean And Crete

  • RODOKANAKIS, Stavros
  • VLACHOS, Vasileios

The basic aim of this paper is to investigate the impact that educational level of individuals and participation in training programmes apprenticeship, intra-firm training, continuing vocational training, popular training) have on their job prospects in the Greek regions of Northern Aegean and Crete, both highly attractive tourist destinations, during the implementation of the first Community Support Framework - CSF (1989-1993). We try to see whether the educational level itself and participation in training programmes increased the chances of finding a job. More specifically, we research what are the social and demographic characteristics that increase the chances of someone in the examined population finding a job, how those chances change (if they do) after the introduction of training courses and, also, whether University graduates, in contrast to most of the rest of the EU member states, face greater difficulties in finding a job than non-University graduates, as a series of studies or aggregate statistics for Greece conclude. We use individual anonymised records (micro-data) of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) for both employed and unemployed in both regions at NUTS 2 level.

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