An International Comparison from a Life-course Perspective
Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Daniela Vono de Vilhena and Sandra Buchholz
As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal adult learning in different countries, and investigate the levels of success those countries have experienced in encouraging participation and skill formation.
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- Adult Learning in Modern Societies An International Comparison from a Life-course Perspective
- Chapter 1: Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Social Inequalities in Modern Societies
- Chapter 2: Participation in Adult Learning in Europe: The Impact of Country-Level and Individual Characteristics
- Chapter 3: Returns to Adult Learning in Comparative Perspective
- Chapter 4: Adult Educational Participation and Implications for Employment in the US Context
- Chapter 5: Adult Learning in Australia: Predictors and Outcomes
- Chapter 6: Cumulative (Dis)advantage? Patterns of Participation and Outcomes of Adult Learning in Great Britain
- Chapter 7: Job-Related Adult Learning in the Russian Federation: More Educational Opportunities without an Equalization Effect
- Chapter 8: Cumulative Inequality Effects of Adult Learning in Estonia
- Chapter 9: Adult Learning, Labor Market Outcomes, and Inequality: The Case of Sweden
- Chapter 10: Adult Learners in Finland: Formal Adult Education as an Opportunity for Reducing Inequality?
- Chapter 11: Adult Learning in Denmark: Patterns of Participation in Adult Learning and Its Impact on Individuals’ Labor Market Outcomes
- Chapter 12: Reinforcing Social Inequalities? Adult Learning and Returns to Adult Learning in Germany
- Chapter 13: Adult Learning in Hungary: Participation and Labor Market Outcomes
- Chapter 14: Adult Learning in the Czech Republic: A Youth- and Female-Oriented System?
- Chapter 15: Participation in Adult Learning in Spain and Its Impacts on Individuals’ Labor Market Trajectories
- Chapter 16: Italy: A Segmented Labor Market with Stratified Adult Learning
- Chapter 17: The Promise and Reality of Adult Learning in Modern Societies
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