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Gender, Education and Employment

Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz

For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market

Chapter 17: Gender Education and Employment: Lessons Learned from the Comparative Perspective

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Yuliya Kosyakova, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz

Subjects: development studies, family and gender policy, education, education policy, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, education policy, sociology and sociological theory


Through the process of educational expansion, women are quickly catching up or even surpassing men in terms of highest educational attainment in all modern societies (Vincent-Lancrin 2008; DiPrete and Buchmann 2013). As a result, they may well have become not only an important potential source of human capital for labor markets but also potential competitors to the male workforce.

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