Working Paper Series, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University
Improving the school-to-work transition for vocational students - What can we learn from research?
Abstract: Many countries have had to tackle escalating youth
unemployment in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, but compared
with other countries in the European Union, youth unemployment has
increased particularly sharply in Sweden. Currently, Swedish 20-24 year
olds are more than three times as likely to be unemployed than are adult
workers, which is the greatest such ratio within the EU-15. The bulk of
youth unemployment spells starts directly after upper secondary school
ends, which in turn suggests special attention should be directed to the
interaction of vocational education and labor markets. This paper discusses
in the light of international research findings how to ease the transition
from school into the labor market for vocational students. The evidence
discussed in the paper centers on which educational structures lead to good
labor market outcomes for vocational students and especially what we know
about the relative merits of workplace- and school-based education and the
role of employer contacts.
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18 pages, November 15, 2011
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