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Participation in Continuing Vocational Training in Germany between 1989 and 2008

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Who participates in continuing vocational training and who does not? This central question in research on continuing vocational training gains in significance the more the importance of lifelong learning is postulated. On the basis of the SOEP data collection periods of 1989, 1993, 2000, 2004 and 2008, I will describe participation in continuing vocational training in Germany between 1989 and 2008, and explain this participation according to two prominent theories derived from the economics of education - the human capital theory and the theory of labour market segmentation.

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  • Alexander Yendell, 2012. "Participation in Continuing Vocational Training in Germany between 1989 and 2008," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 514, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp514
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    1. Tobias Hubert & Christof Wolf, 2007. "Determinanten und Einkommenseffekte beruflicher Weiterbildung - Eine Analyse mit Daten des Mikrozensus 1993, 1998 und 2003," Research Notes of the German Council for Social and Economic Data 5, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).
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    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality

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