VET entry in Switzerland via "bridging solutions": stepping stone or dead end?

Sacchi, Stefan; Meyer, Thomas (2016). VET entry in Switzerland via "bridging solutions": stepping stone or dead end? Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie / Swiss journal of sociology / Revue suisse de sociologie, 42(1), pp. 9-39. Seismo Press 10.1515/sjs-2016-0002

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Rather than accessing upper secondary education (particularly VET) directly after leaving compulsory school at the end of 9th grade, a considerable proportion of Swiss school leavers pursues so called intermediate or bridging solutions, usually one-year programmes which are geared to facilitate access to VET. In this contribution, we examine to what extent academic, individual, family-related and systemic context factors have an influence on whether a school leavers pursues such an intermediate or bridging solution or not. Furthermore, we analyse the effects of a delayed transition on the odds of enrolling in and completing an upper secondary VET programme. We base our analysis on the TREE survey which provides longitudinal data on post-compulsory education and employment pathways in Switzerland. We first model the transition processes at the interface between lower and upper secondary education by means of a multinomial logistic regression. Then we estimate the effects on access to and completion of an upper secondary VET programme by means of propensity score matching.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Sacchi, Stefan and Meyer, Thomas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0379-3664

Publisher:

Seismo Press

Projects:

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

Language:

German

Submitter:

Thomas Meyer

Date Deposited:

09 May 2016 08:58

Last Modified:

04 Feb 2019 08:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/sjs-2016-0002

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.79800

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79800

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