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Ekström, Erika; Murray, Åsa
The value of a three-year upper secondary vocational edu-cation in the labour market
Educational policy in Sweden has been to raise the minimum level of educational attainment of young people and this is still the current policy. A recent reform of upper secondary school, in which the two-year vocational programmes have become three-year programmes, was implemented all over the country in 1995/96. Before this reform was decided upon an extensive pilot scheme with three-year vocational programmes started in the final years of the 1980s. In the beginning of the 1990s young people with two- as well as with three-year vocational education entered the labour market at the same time. Thus, the value of the two- and three-year programmes in the labour market can be compared for the same period. The aim of the study is to investigate the market value of a number of three-year vocational programmes in comparison with corresponding two-year programmes. A register from Statistics Sweden with individual data on education and labour market position for the population of working age has been used to provide data.
Manning, Sabine; Dif, M'hamed (eds.). 2001. VETNET ECER 2001 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer01.htm].