Gender, education and employment : an international comparison of school-to-work transitions
Title: Gender, education and employment : an international comparison of school-to-work transitions
Citation: Cheltenham ; Northampton : Edward Elgar, 2015, eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series
ISBN: 9781784715021; 9781784715038
For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market. The expert contributors address the topic on a comparative level with discussions centred on gendered school-to-work transitions and gendered labor market outcomes. Thereafter they analyze the country-specific implications of the gender redress from a wide range of countries including the USA, Russia and Australia.
Table of Contents:
-- Preface -- Part I Introduction -- 1. Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The Effect of Changing Educational Pathways and Institutional Structures / Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Johanna Dämmrich, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Yuliya Kosyakova, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, and Daniela Vono de Vilhena -- Part II Comparative Contributions -- 2. Gendered School-to-Work Transitions? A Sequence Approach to How Women and Men Enter the Labor Market in Europe / Christian Brzinsky-Fay -- 3. Gendered Labor Market Outcomes at Labor Market Entry and their Relationship with Country-Specific Characteristics: A Comparative Perspective / Johanna Dämmrich -- Part III Country-specific Contributions -- 4. The Influence of Gender on Pathways Into the Labor Market: Evidence From Australia / Sandra Buchler and A. Michael Dockery -- 5. Gender Differences in Labor Market Entry and Their Long-Term Consequences in the United States / Susanne Schührer, David B. Bills, and Felix Weiss -- 6. The Consequences of Shifting Education and Economic Structures for Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry: The British Case Study / Patricia McMullin and Elina Kilpi-Jakonen -- 7. The Role of Gender and Education in Early Labor Market Careers: Long-term Trends in Italy / Paolo Barbieri, Giorgio Cutuli, Michele Lugo, and Stefani Scherer -- 8. Spain: Educational Pathways and their Consequences for Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry / Daniela Vono de Vilhena and Pau Miret-Gamundi -- 9. Vertical and Horizontal Gender Segregation at Labor Market Entry in Sweden: Birth Cohorts 1925–85 / Karin Halldén and Juho Härkönen -- 10. Youth Labor Market Entry in Denmark: A Gender-based Analysis of the First Significant Job / Susanne Wahler, Sandra Buchholz, and Stine Møllegaard Pedersen -- 11. Educational Pathways and Gender Differences in Labor Market Entry in France / Yaël Brinbaum and Danièle Trancart -- 12. Young Women Outcompeting Young Men? A Cohort Comparison of Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry in West Germany / Sandra Buchholz, Jan Skopek, and Hans-Peter Blossfeld -- 13. Gender Differences at Labor Market Entry in Switzerland / Christian Imdorf and Sandra Hupka-Brunner -- 14. Hungary: The Impact of Gender Culture / Dániel Horn and Tamás Keller -- 15. Do Institutions Matter? Occupational Gender Segregation at Labor Market Entry in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia / Yuliya Kosyakova and Dmitry Kurakin -- 16. Segregated Worlds of Male and Female Labor Market Entrants in Estonia During the last Decades? / Ellu Saar, Kadri Täht, and Marge Unt -- Part IV Conclusion -- 17. Gender, Education and Employment: Lessons Learned from the Comparative Perspective / Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Yuliya Kosyakova, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz -- Index
Grant number: FP7/269568/EU