Gender, Education and Employment
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Gender, Education and Employment

An International Comparison of School-to-Work Transitions

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 10: Youth Labor Market Entry in Denmark: A Gender-Based Analysis of the First Significant Job

Susanne Wahler, Sandra Buchholz and Stine Møllegaard Pedersen


In contemporary societies, education and training are fundamental factors determining whether young people succeed in finding work and securing employment (Gangl 2000; Bol and van de Werfhorst 2013). There is a large body of sociological literature dealing with the tight link between education and labor market outcomes and examining the various mechanisms through which education influences the allocation of individuals in the job market (e.g., Allmendinger, 1989; Shavit and Müller 1998; Gangl, 2000; Breen and Jonsson 2005; Brzinsky-Fay 2007; Ionescu 2012).

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