How Cantonal Education Systems in Switzerland Promote Gender-Typical School-to-Work Transitions

Imdorf, Christian; Sacchi, Stefan; Wohlgemuth, Karin; Cortesi, Sasha; Schoch, Aline (2014). How Cantonal Education Systems in Switzerland Promote Gender-Typical School-to-Work Transitions. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie / Swiss journal of sociology / Revue suisse de sociologie, 40(2), pp. 175-196. Seismo Press

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The paper asks how cantonal education systems in Switzerland promote gender-typed school-to-work transitions and gender segregation at work. Data from the Swiss TREE youth panel study is used to analyse the impact of cantonal provision of vocational education and training (VET) on gender-typical educational trajectories. The findings show that education systems with higher VET rates have higher allocations of men in gender-(male-) typical occupational careers. The paper concludes that the pronounced and persistent gender segregation on the Swiss labor market is partly due to a prominent VET system, which urges early gender-typed occupational career decisions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Sacchi, Stefan; Wohlgemuth, Karin and Cortesi, Sasha

Subjects:

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

ISSN:

0379-3664

Publisher:

Seismo Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Sacchi

Date Deposited:

30 Apr 2015 12:05

Last Modified:

30 Apr 2015 12:05

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Education systems; vocational education and training; educational trajectories; gender segregation; Switzerland

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.67589

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/67589

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