Transitions from Education to Employment (TREE)

TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment) surveys post-compulsory educational and labour market pathways of school leavers in Switzerland, being the country’s first prospective longitudinal study of this type at national level. The project's first cohort (TREE1) is based on a sample of approximately 6,000 young people who participated in the PISA survey of the year 2000 and left compulsory school the same year. This sample has been followed up by means of seven survey panels at a yearly rhythm between 2001 and 2007 and two further survey panels in 2010 and 2014, at an average sample age of 26 and 30 years respectively. Data for waves 1 through 8 are publicly available as scientific use files (see Data). The TREE data are among the five most widely used social scientific datasets in Switzerland. Data for wave 9 are scheduled for publication by September 2016. A further panel wave is planned for 2019 (at average respondent's age 35). The survey activities carried out so far are a solid foundation upon which to base a comprehensive, dynamic analysis of what happens in detail between the end of compulsory schooling and young adulthood. TREE’s analytic advantage lies in the possibility to relate the modalities of labour market entry to the surveyed youths’ competencies on the one hand, and the characteristics of the previous educational pathways on the other. Thus, for example, initial labour market entry can be analysed in terms of whether a first post-compulsory certificate at upper secondary level has been obtained. Another axis of research envisaged is the detailed analysis of factors influencing duration and conditions of job search activities, the presence or absence of spells of unemployment, precarious employment and/or job-skills mismatch. These types of analyses are performed across various groupings such as gender, national background, etc. One of TREE’s major advantages is that pathway analyses are not limited to the formal labour market. TREE’s sample and survey design also allows for analysis of pathways and biographical developments on the fringes or outside of the (formal) labour market. Another asset of the TREE dataset is the fact that more than 2,000 surveyed young people have passed through basic vocational education and training (VET). This allows for analysis of groups of professions or economic sectors. Thus, TREE promises relevant answers to major issues regarding education, labour market, and social policy (i.e. youth unemployment and its consequences, issues of how educational certification translates into labour market qualification, etc.). TREE is mainly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) and located at the University of Berne. Its principal investigators are Prof. Dr. Ben Jann (Institute of Sociology), Prof. Dr. Rolf Becker (Sociology of Education Division at the Institute of Educational Sciences) and Prof. Dr. Christian Imdorf (Institutes of Sociology at the Universities of Bern and Basel). In 2016, the longitudinal observation of a second school leavers' cohort has started. With this extension to a multi-cohort design, Switzerland is among the few countries worldwide in which comparative inter-cohort analyses can be carried out.

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Contributors Dr. Thomas Meyer (Co-Investigator)
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Publications Bertschy, Kathrin; Cattaneo, Alejandra M.; Wolter, Stefan C. (2011). PISA and the Transition into the Labour Market. In: Bergmann, Manfred; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Keller, Anita; Meyer, Thomas; Stalder, Barbara (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. 217-245). Zürich: Seismo
Brodbeck, Jeannette; Matter, Monika; Moggi, Franz (2011). Biopsychosocial Correlates of Cannabis Use Among Adolescents. In: Bergman, M.; Hupka-Brunner, S.; Keller, A.; Meyer, T.; Stalder, B. (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. 281-296). Zürich: Seismo
Bertschy, Kathrin; Cattaneo, M. Alejandra; Wolter, Stefan C. (2009). PISA and the Transition into the Labour Market. Labour economics, 23(Supplement 1), pp. 111-137. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00432.x
Imdorf, Christian; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (2015). Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry in Switzerland. In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter; Skopek, Jan; Triventi, Moris; Buchholz, Sandra (eds.) Gender, Education and Employment: An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions. eduLIFE Lifelong Learning (pp. 267-286). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
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
Scharenberg, Katja; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Meyer, Thomas; Bergman, Manfred Max (eds.) (2016). Transitions in Youth and Young Adulthood: Results from the Swiss TREE Panel Study. Zürich: Seismo
Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Scharenberg, Katja; Meyer, Thomas; Müller, Barbara (2015). Leistung oder soziale Herkunft? Bestimmungsfaktoren für erwarteten und tatsächlichen beruflichen Erfolg im jungen Erwachsenenalter. In: Häfeli, Kurt; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Schumann, Stephan (eds.) Berufliche Passagen im Lebenslauf: Berufsbildungs- und Transitionsforschung in der Schweiz (pp. 243-275). Wiesbaden: Springer VS 10.1007/978-3-658-10094-0_10
Meyer, Thomas (2015). Inégalités dans le(s) système(s) d'éducation suisse(s): facteurs systémiques et devenir individuel. In: Felouzis, Georges; Goastellec, Gaële (eds.) Les inégalités scolaires en Suisse. Exploration: Vol. 166 (pp. 161-177). Bern: Lang
Buchs, Helen; Müller, Barbara; Buchmann, Marlis (2015). Skill-demand and labor market entry in Switzerland: Work in the certified occupation, occupational change or unemployment. Kölner Zeitschrift för Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 67(4), pp. 709-736. Springer VS 10.1007/s11577-015-0342-5
Müller, Barbara; Schweri, Jürg (2015). How specific is apprenticeship training? Evidence from inter-firm and occupational mobility after graduation. Oxford economic papers, 67(4), pp. 1057-1077. Oxford University Press 10.1093/oep/gpv040
Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Griga, Dorit; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian (2016). How Do Second-Generation Immigrant Students Access Higher Education? The Importance of Vocational Routes to Higher Education in Switzerland, France, and Germany. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(2), pp. 245-263. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2016-0011
Imdorf, Christian; Helbling, Laura A.; Inui, Akio (2017). Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland. Journal of education and work, 30(5), pp. 486-500. Routledge 10.1080/13639080.2016.1243234
Imdorf, Christian; Koomen, Maarten; Guegnard, Christine; Murdoch, Jake (2016). Erleichtern berufsfeldorientierte Mittelschulen den Hochschulzugang für Jugendliche aus hochschulbildungsfernen Milieus? Eine geschlechtersensible Analyse im französisch-schweizerischen Vergleich. In: Kriesi, Irene; Liebig, Brigitte; Horwath, Ilona; Riegraf, Birgit (eds.) Gender und Migration an Universitäten, Fachhochschulen und in der höheren Berufsbildung. Forum Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung: Vol. 46 (pp. 20-52). Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot
Buchmann, Marlis; Kriesi, Irene; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Basler, Ariane (2016). Differentiation in secondary education and inequality in educational opportunities: The case of Switzerland. In: Blossfeld, Hans-Peter; Buchholz, Sandra; Skopek, Jan; Triventi, Moris (eds.) Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality – An International Comparison. eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series (pp. 111-128). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Koomen, Maarten; Imdorf, Christian; Kamanzi, Canisius; Meyer, Thomas (2017). Pathways fostering mobility to higher education for vulnerable immigrants in France, Switzerland and Canada. European Journal of Higher Education, 7(1), pp. 29-42. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/21568235.2017.1254918
Scharenberg, Katja; Wohlgemuth, Karin; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (2017). Does the Structural Organisation of Lower-Secondary Education in Switzerland Influence Students’ Opportunities of Transition to Upper- Secondary Education? A Multilevel Analysis. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 43(1), pp. 63-87. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2017-0004
Gomensoro, Andrés; Bolzman, Claudio (2016). Educational Pathways of the Second Generation. What Kind of Determinism in Lower Secondary Educational Tracking and How Some Youngsters Overcome It? Swiss Journal of Sociology, 42(2), pp. 289-308. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2016-0013
Meyer, Thomas (30 June 2016). Les frontières éducatives à la lumière de l'étude longitudinale TREE. In: Kongress der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Bildungsforschung (SGBF). Bern: TREE
TREE, -- (2016). Documentation on the first TREE cohort (TREE1), 2000–2016 Bern: TREE
Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine; Imdorf, Christian; Koomen, Maarten (2017). Les parcours scolaires vers l’enseignement postsecondaire au prisme de la mobilité sociale et du genre en France et en Suisse. In: L’envers du décor. Massification de l’enseignement supérieur et justice sociale (pp. 113-134). Québec: Presse de l’Université de Québec
Imdorf, Christian; Koomen, Maarten; Murdoch, Jake; Guégnard, Christine (2017). Do vocational pathways improve higher education access for women and men from less privileged social backgrounds? A comparison of vocational tracks to higher education in France and Switzerland. Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, LVIII(2), pp. 283-314. Società editrice il Mulino 10.1423/87310
Gomensoro, Andrés; Meyer, Thomas; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Jann, Ben; Müller, Barbara; Oesch, Dominique; Rudin, Melania; Scharenberg, Katja (2017). Employment Situation at Age Thirty. Results Update of the Swiss Panel Survey TREE Bern: TREE
Gomensoro, Andrés; Meyer, Thomas (2017). TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment): A Swiss Multi-Cohort Survey. Longitudinal and life course studies, 8(2), pp. 209-224. Longview 10.14301/llcs.v8i2.424
Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (2017). Hoffen auf Passung? Homogenitätsfiktion und ihre Folgen. In: Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Nägele, Christof (eds.) Bildungsverläufe von der Einschulung bis in den ersten Arbeitsmarkt (pp. 201-218). Wiesbaden: Springer 10.1007/978-3-658-16981-7_11
Berchtold, André; Surís, Joan-Carles; Meyer, Thomas; Taushanov, Zhivko (2018). Development of Somatic Complaints Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 44(2), pp. 239-257. De Gruyter 10.1515/sjs-2018-0011
Meyer, Thomas (2018). De l’école à l’âge adulte : parcours de formation et d’emploi en Suisse. Social Change in Switzerland: Vol. 13. Lausanne: FORS 10.22019/SC-2018-00001
Meyer, Thomas (2018). Vers une sociographie des apprenti-e-s en Suisse: Réflexions à partir des données TREE. In: Bonoli, Lorenzo; Berger, Jean-Louis; Lamamra, Nadia (eds.) Enjeux de la formation professionnelle en Suisse. Beiträge zur Berufsbildungsforschung (pp. 129-155). Zürich: Seismo
Meyer, Thomas (2018). Von der Schule ins Erwachsenenleben: Ausbildungs- und Erwerbsverläufe in der Schweiz. Social Change in Switzerland: Vol. 13. Lausanne: FORS 10.22019/SC-2018-00002
Meyer, Thomas (2018). Wie das Schweizer Bildungssystem Bildungs- und Lebenschancen strukturiert. Empirische Befunde aus der Längsschnittstudie TREE. (Dissertation, Universität Basel, Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät)
Becker, R.; Schoch, J. (2018). Soziale Selektivität. Empfehlungen des Schweizerischen Wissenschaftsrates SWR. Expertenbericht Bern: Schweizerischer Wissenschaftsrat (SWR)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD (2018). Educational mobility and school-to-work transitions among disadvantaged students. In: Equity in Education : Breaking Down Barriers to Social Mobility (pp. 141-174). Paris: OECD Publishing 10.1787/9789264073234-8-en
Buchs, Helen; Müller, Barbara (2016). L’offre d’emplois conditionne la qualité de l’intégration dans le marché du travail Suisse‪. Une comparaison formation duale/formation en école. Formation emploi, 133(1), pp. 55-75. Documentation Francaise
Burger, Kaspar; Samuel, Robin (2017). The Role of Perceived Stress and Self-Efficacy in Young People’s Life Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 46(1), pp. 78-90. 10.1007/s10964-016-0608-x
Hupka-Brunner, Sandra (2016). Berufsbildung – mehr als nur ein Ausbildungsprogramm. Bulletin der Schweizerischen Akademie für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, 4, pp. 48-49. Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften SAGW
Scharenberg, Katja (2016). Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben (TREE). Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation, 36(1), pp. 107-110. Juventa-Verl.
TREE, -- (2016). Concepts and Scales : Survey Waves 1 to 9, 2001-2014 Bern: TREE
Gomensoro, Andrés; Bolzman, Claudio (2015). The Effect of the Socioeconomic Status of Ethnic Groups on Educational Inequalities in Switzerland: Which “Hidden” Mechanisms? Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 7(2), pp. 70-98. Padova University Press 10.14658/pupj-ijse-2015-2-4
Jann, Ben; Becker, Rolf; Imdorf, Christian; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Koomen, Maarten; Meyer, Thomas; Müller, Barbara; Sacchi, Stefan; Scharenberg, Katja; von Rotz, Christina (2015). Transitionen von der Erstausbildung ins Erwerbsleben (TREE): Wie vollziehen junge Menschen in der Schweiz den Übergang in Ausbildung und Arbeitsmarkt? In: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, gGmbH (ed.) Praxisrelevante Forschung zum Übergang in Ausbildung, Studium und Beruf. Das Netzwerk Bildungsforschung der Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (pp. 62-63). Stuttgart: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung gGmbH
Bergman, Manfred Max; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Keller, Anita; Meyer, Thomas; Stalder, Barbara E. (eds.) (2011). Youth Transitions in Switzerland: Results from the TREE Panel Study. Zürich: Seismo
Brodbeck, Jeannette; Matter, Monika; Moggi, Franz (2005). Konsumhäufigkeit von Cannabis als Indikator für biopsychosoziale Belastungen bei Schweizer Jugendlichen. Zeitschrift für klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 34(3), pp. 188-195. Hogrefe 10.1026/1616-3443.34.3.188
Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Sacchi, Stefan; Stalder, Barbara E. (2010). Social Origin and Access to Upper Secondary Education in Switzerland: A Comparison of Company-based Apprenticeship and Exclusively School-based Programmes. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 36(1), pp. 11-31. Seismo
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
Meyer, Thomas; Bertschy, Kathrin (2011). The Long and Winding Road from Education to Labour Market: The TREE Cohort Six Years After Leaving Compulsory School. 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. 92-119). Zürich: Seismo
Meyer, Thomas; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Keller, Anita (2011). Education and Employment Pathways of the PISA 2000/TREE Cohort: Synopsis 2000-2007. 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. 86-91). Zürich: Seismo
Müller, Barbara; Schweri, Jürg (2011). Occupational Change at the Transition from Apprenticeship to Work. 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. Zürich: Seismo
Sacchi, Stefan; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Stalder, Barbara E.; Gangl, Markus (2011). The Impact of Social Origin and Migration Background on Transition into Post-Compulsory Education and Training. 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. 120-156). Zürich: Seismo
Schmid, Evi; Gonon, Philipp (2016). Transition from upper secondary VET to tertiary level education. In: Scharenberg, Katja; Hupka-Brunner, Sandra; Meyer, Thomas; Bergman, Manfred Max (eds.) Transitionen im Jugend- und jungen Erwachsenenalter = Transitions des adolescents et des jeunes adultes en Suisse = Transitions in youth and young adulthood study, Vol. 2 (pp. 208-230). Zürich: Seismo
Gomensoro, Andrés; Bolzman, Claudio (2019). When children of immigrants come of age. A longitudinal perspective on labour market outcomes in Switzerland, (2). TREE (Transitions from Education to Employment)
Korber, Mailys (2019). How educational track determines wages in early careers. Panel evidence for Switzerland, (1). TREE (Transitions from Education to Employmente)

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