Social Origin and Access to Upper Secondary Education in Switzerland: A Comparison of Company-Based Apprenticeship and Exclusively School-Based Programmes

Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Sacchi, Stefan; Stalder, Barbara E. (2011). Social Origin and Access to Upper Secondary Education in Switzerland: A Comparison of Company-Based Apprenticeship and Exclusively School-Based Programmes. In: Bergman, Manfred Max; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Keller, Anita; Meyer, Thomas; Stalder, Barbara E. (eds.) Transitionen im Jugendalter. Ergebnisse der Schweizer Längsschnittstudie TREE = Transitions juvéniles en Suisse. Resultats de l'étude longitudinale TREE = Youth transitions in Switzerland. Results from the TREE panel study, Vol. 1 (pp. 157-182). Zürich: Seismo https://doi.org/10.33058/seismo.30881

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When making the transition from compulsory school to upper secondary education and training, young people in Switzerland have two main options: company-based apprenticeships or exclusively school-based programmes. Based on Bourdieu, we assume that schools and training firms each have their own particular selection procedures. We expect these different procedures to change the patterns of the influence of social origin on transition – even when controlling for school achievement. We test our assumptions by applying event history analyses to the TREE data. As expected, cultural capital of the family of origin is highly relevant for access to school-based programmes, whereas economic capital favours the entry into apprenticeships.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (A), Sacchi, Stefan (B), Igic, Ivana (B), Bergman, Manfred Max (B), Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (B), Keller, Anita (B), Meyer, Thomas (B), Igic, Ivana (B)

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISBN:

978-3-03777-093-1 (print); 978-3-03777-881-4 (PDF)

Publisher:

Seismo

Projects:

[1036] Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE) Official URL

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sandra Hupka-Brunner

Date Deposited:

12 Jun 2019 12:53

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2024 09:45

Publisher DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33058/seismo.30881

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/130927

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