The impact of modernization and labor market conditions on the school-to-work transition in Switzerland: A dynamic analysis of the period from 1946 to 2002

Zangger, Christoph; Glauser, David; Becker, Rolf (2018). The impact of modernization and labor market conditions on the school-to-work transition in Switzerland: A dynamic analysis of the period from 1946 to 2002. In: Tillmann, Robin; Voorpostel, Marieke; Farago, Peter (eds.) Social Dynamics in Swiss Society - Empirical Studies Based on the Swiss Household Panel. Life Course Research and Social Policies: Vol. 9 (pp. 145-159). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-89557-4_10

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Past research on school-to-work transitions have largely neglected the time dependency of this transition process. In this study, we focus on the impact of the level of modernity and the labor market conditions at the time of labor market entry across school-leaver cohorts for the historical period from 1946 to 2002. In order to maintain a distinction between cohort and period effects, data from the life calendar collected in 2002, which is part of the Swiss Household Panel, along with administrative data were used. In addition, the study analyzes the effects of social background and attained educational qualification on the propensity to enter the labor market and the probability of cohorts being in the highest or lowest quartile of the status distribution in their first job. The empirical results support the suggested time dependence in entering the labor market: Younger cohorts achieve their credentials in periods characterized by a higher level of modernity; therefore, they are more likely to enter the labor market (as opposed to being unemployed or not being part of the labor market). However, the data also indicate significant differences across cohorts in their entry into the highest and lowest quartile of the status distribution.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Sociology of Education

UniBE Contributor:

Zangger, Christoph Thomas; Glauser, David and Becker, Rolf

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2211-7776

ISBN:

978-3-319-89556-7

Series:

Life Course Research and Social Policies

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rolf Becker

Date Deposited:

27 May 2019 15:12

Last Modified:

27 May 2019 15:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-89557-4_10

Uncontrolled Keywords:

School-to-work, APC-analysis, modernization, labor market

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126764

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