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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Berufsausbildung, Arbeitsmarktteilhabe und Lebensqualität


"In Germany, many adolescents without a school leaving certificate do not succeed in securing a training position in a firm. Having not completed an apprenticeship, it is difficult for them to find any job. Without vocational training they face a greater risk of unemployment, and unemployment in turn will lower their quality of life and satisfaction with their lives. This is a serious Problem for teenagers with disabilities and functional impairments. They therefore need specific coaching and support. The Federal Employment Agency caters to their special needs by allocating funding to dedicated vocational training institutions (Berufsbildungswerke; BBW). These institutions provide trainings in a recognised trade as part of the young people's vocational rehabilitation. Using the data of the BBW-alumni survey which was carried out by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln), the analysis shows empirically that the funding of measures for disabled teenagers pays off: Their level of education rises, lasting labour market participation is more likely to happen and their quality of life improves. Quality of life is affected in two ways: Firstly, it is raised by the vocational training itself. Secondly, the young people gain quality of life from their better employment situation thanks to the apprenticeship." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


  • Neumann, Michael
  • Werner, Dirk

Bibliographical information

Neumann, Michael; Werner, Dirk (2012): Apprenticeship, labour market participation and quality of life : is the vocational rehabilitation of the Berufsbildungswerke able to build this triad? In: Berufliche Rehabilitation, Vol. 29, Iss. 3, pp. 161-173.