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Wie weit trägt der Bachelor? Zum aktuellen Stand der Bologna-Reform in Deutschland


  • Christa Wehner
  • Helmut Wienert


The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) states that the Bologna Accords have been successfully implemented in Germany. However, empirical studies show that this can be very questionable. The aim to reduce the average study duration has not been accomplished mainly due to a higher than expected conversion rate from Bachelor to Master level. Although the Bachelor’s degree is broadly accepted among future employers, the majority of students do not trust the career opportunities with a Bachelor’s degree only and prefer to undertake a Master’s degree. In fact, the starting salaries for Bachelor’s degree graduates, especially from universities, are significantly lower than for the graduates holding a Diploma or a Master’s degree. Copyright ZBW and Springer-Verlag 2012

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  • Christa Wehner & Helmut Wienert, 2012. "Wie weit trägt der Bachelor? Zum aktuellen Stand der Bologna-Reform in Deutschland," Wirtschaftsdienst, Springer;German National Library of Economics, vol. 92(7), pages 488-495, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:wirtsc:v:92:y:2012:i:7:p:488-495
    DOI: 10.1007/s10273-012-1408-x

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    1. Joachim Ragnitz, 2012. "Ansätze zur Vereinheitlichung des Rentensystems in Deutschland," ifo Schnelldienst, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 65(04), pages 16-21, February.
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    A20; J24; J31;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials


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