Gendered Consequences of Vocational Training

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This chapter delves into the gendered effects of different training and educational systems. It poses the following three questions. Are some specific types of vocational training and educational systems more biased against women than others? If so, what are the gendered implications of educational reforms in many of the advanced industrial societies? Do women's greater educational investments-a universal trend observed in all countries-promote gender equality in the labor market? Briefly summarized, this chapter shows that, first, vocational education is more gender-segregating than general education systems; second, apprenticeshipbased vocational education is more gender-segregating than school-based vocational education; and third, school-based training for professional jobs is a woman-friendly pathway into high-status occupations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191731518
ISBN (Print)9780199599431
StatePublished - Jan 19 2012


  • Apprenticeship
  • Diversification
  • Gender
  • General education
  • Onthe-job training
  • School-based training
  • Segregation
  • Skills
  • Tertiary education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting


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