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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Adult education and lifelong learning


"Stage 8 of the German National Educational Panel Study focuses on the adult working age population in Germany and serves, in many respects, as a capstone for the National Educational Panel Study structure. Its main purpose is to collect data on adult education, on competence endowment and its development over the life course, and on returns to initial and adult education in a life-course perspective. The data includes a large number of theoretically informed determinants of adult education and competencies as well as information on how labor market and non-labor market outcomes are influenced by previous educational participation and competencies. With detailed information on learning environments at the workplace and in the household it will be possible to contextualize these determinants. The data allows immediate analyses of the adult population as well as the delivery of long-term perspectives on educational, occupational, and private life courses across various educational stages." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Allmendinger, Jutta; Kleinert, Corinna; Antoni, Manfred; Christoph, Bernhard; Drasch, Katrin; Janik, Florian; Leuze, Kathrin; Matthes, Britta; Pollak, Reinhard; Ruland, Michael (2011): Adult education and lifelong learning. In: H.- P. Blossfeld, H.- G. Roßbach & J. von Maurice (Eds.), Education as a lifelong process. The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), (Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. Sonderheft, 14), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 283-299.