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Choosing to Labour?: School-Work Transitions and Social Class Wolfgang Lehmann

Choosing to Labour?: School-Work Transitions and Social Class

Wolfgang Lehmann

Published August 6th 2007
ISBN : 9780773575608
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232 pages
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Through a qualitative study of academic-track high school students and participants in youth apprenticeships in Germany and Canada, Lehmann shows how the range of available school-work transition options are defined by both gender and social class.MoreThrough a qualitative study of academic-track high school students and participants in youth apprenticeships in Germany and Canada, Lehmann shows how the range of available school-work transition options are defined by both gender and social class. Highlighting the importance of the institutional context in understanding school-work transitions, particularly in relation to Germanys celebrated apprenticeship system, which rests on highly streamed secondary schooling and a stratified labour market, Lehmann argues that social inequalities are maintained in part by the choices made by young people, rather than simply by structural forces.