- Social integration by transitional labour markets/ Module II: Training
and human capital investment
module dealt with investment oriented labour market processes. The approach,
specific to the TRANSLAM project, started out from the study of labour
market transitions rather than static labour market outcomes. The major
data sources for the study were the European Community Household Panel
(ECHP), the European Labour Force Survey (ELFS), specific country longitudinal
surveys, and firm-level data in some countries. The role of actors in the
field of training transitions was approached by in depth case studies
to grasp the multidimensional and multi-level aspect of the actor’s rationale
for training policies and activities.
included were broad ranging analyses comparing
transition outcomes across the European Union at large, based on harmonised
data sets and methodological approaches [e.g. identifying a 'coupling
coefficient' of two subsystems - Schömann et al., 2000, p.
22]; education demand models for individual countries; matched firm
level case studies. (Schömann et al.,
1999, pp. 1-15)
detailed account of the approach and results related to this module is
available in the published study (Schömann et al., 2002). See also
further studies by Neugart and Schömann on forecasting labour markets
(Neugart et al. 2002; 2002a).