A Comparative Look at Gender Segregation in Vocational Education

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 5:30 PM-7:20 PM
Room: Booth 42
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)

Language: English

Vocational education constitutes a significant part of many education systems across the globe. The gender segregated character of vocational education has consequences for gender differences in labor market outcomes, such as job placement, income, occupational status and access to full-time employment. Recent research has pointed to a number of institutional characteristics that may be particularly significant for gendered educational pathways, such as a) the degree of vocationally specific education and training, b) timing of educational decisions, c) track differentiation, d) opportunity for changing tracks, and e) the strength of the linkage between vocational training programs and jobs. The structure of the labor markets and available welfare state provisions are also thought to have an effect on the gendered educational choices men and women make. This session aims to bring together research that compares patterns of educational gender segregation across countries that vary according to these institutional characteristics.
Session Organizers:
Liza REISEL, Institute for Social Research, Norway and Gunn Elisabeth BIRKELUND, University of Oslo, Norway
Marjan NADIM, Institute for Social Research, Norway, Norway
Vocational and Academic Effects on Gender Segregation in VET - a Three Country Comparison, Germany, Norway and Canada (Oral Presentation)
Christian IMDORF, University of Basel, Switzerland; Verena EBERHARD, Inst Vocational Education & Training , Germany; Kristinn HEGNA, NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Norway; Pierre DORAY, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

The Influence of Gender on Pathways out of Secondary School: Evidence from Australia (Oral Presentation)
Sandra BUCHLER, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

Vocational Education and Gendered School-to-Work Transitions in Switzerland and Japan (Oral Presentation)
Akio INUI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Christian IMDORF, University of Basel, Switzerland; Mai SUGITA, Kanazawa University, Japan

Segregation Patterns in Dual Vocational Training in Germany: Increasing Advantages for Young Women? (Oral Presentation)
Corinna KLEINERT, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Germany

Processes of Success Among Students in Gender Segregated VET - Qualification and Social Inclusion (Oral Presentation)
Kristinn HEGNA, NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Norway; Victor Lund SHAMMAS, NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Norway

Gender Segregation in the German Vocational Training System (Distributed Paper)
Nicole TIEBEN, MZES/Mannheim University, Germany; Steffen SCHINDLER, University of Bamberg, Germany