Gender, Education and Employment
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Gender, Education and Employment An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

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
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Chapter 2: Gendered School-to-Work Transitions? A Sequence Approach to How Women and Men Enter the Labor Market in Europe

Christian Brzinsky-Fay

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A few societal trends in Western industrialized societies seem to favor women in terms of labor market outcomes. These include growing female labor force participation, the increasing educational attainment and success of women, structural change from a male-dominated industrialized economy toward a female-affine service society or the erosion of the male breadwinner model.

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