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Impact analysis of the educational guidance project "Dresdner Bildungsbahnen"

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"This study uses a quasi-experimental control group approach to analyse the effectiveness of educational guidance such as that provided in the 'Dresdner Bildungsbahnen' project, by examining the participants' subsequent career trajectories.
- The guidance participants were female to a disproportionate extent, they were aged between 25 and 50 and had good skill levels. Nonetheless they were more frequently unemployed and comparatively poorly paid.
- There is a clearly positive effect for individuals who were not in employment when they started the guidance with regard to participation in further training funded as part of labour market policy. This effect presumably even underestimates the actually increased participation in further training, as further training measures that are not publicly funded are not depicted in the IEB data.
- In the short period that can be observed here, there is a slightly negative effect on the career trajectories of the guidance participants compared with the control group that did not receive guidance. However, it seems reasonable to assume here that the further training resulting from the guidance has a lock-in effect.
- A period of up to two years after the beginning of guidance is far too short to be able to assess definitively the effectiveness of educational guidance. It is very likely that returns will only emerge in the longer term." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Schanne, Norbert; Weyh, Antje (2015): Impact analysis of the educational guidance project "Dresdner Bildungsbahnen" * a quantitative study. (Project Report, Project No. 1553), N├╝rnberg, 52 p.
 

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