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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Abitur und dann?



"The article deals with the reasons to choose vocational training instead of going to university after finishing secondary school. The study is carried out with data from the BiBB/BAUA-Erwerbstätigenbefragung 2006, which provides information about the educational background and the final school exam grade. Our main finding is the positive and highly significant effect of the final school exam grade on the probability of choosing vocational training plus going to university. This supports the Büchel/Helberger (1995) hypothesis, that secondary school leavers choose vocational training to insure against failing the university. In addition we find some evidence, that educational careers depend on the job perspectives after the completion of the educational activities. Furthermore vocational training and an additional university degree are chosen mainly in subjects with 'familiar' professions in the vocational training system. Because of the same risk considerations for Abiturienten and Fachabiturienten we expect no reduction of the university graduates with additional vocational training degree." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bibliographical information

Bellmann, Lutz; Hall, Anja; Janik, Florian (2008): Abitur und dann? * Gründe für eine Doppelqualifikation. (LASER discussion papers, 18), Erlangen u.a., 19 p.