References list

5d: Vocational education

Where possible, the list provides abstracts of the entries and links to the publication.
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This reference list contains three parts:

  • Introductory Reading
    Somebody who does not know this literature or wants to get an overview might want to start here.
  • Key References
    Some of the most important references in this literature, which may require some more knowledge of the field.
  • Further Reading
    Organized by date of publication.

Introductory Reading

  1. CEDEFOP (2017). The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe . Volume 1, Conceptions of vocational education and training . CEDEFOP Research Paper No 63. Abstract. Link.

Key references

  1. Altonji, Joseph (1995). The Effects of High School Curriculum on Education and Labor Market Outcomes. In: Journal of Human Resources 30(3) , 409-438 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Gamoran, Adam (1987). The Stratification of High School Learning Opportunities. In: Sociology of Education 60(3) , 135-155 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Green, Andy, Alison Wolf and Tom Leney (2001). Convergence and Divergence in European Education and Training Systems. In: Comparative Education Review 45(2) , 292-293 . Abstract. Link.

  4. Krueger, Dirk and Krishna B. Kumar (2004). Skill-specific rather than general education: A reason for US-Europe Growth Differences?. In: Journal of Economic Growth 9(2) , 167-207 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Malamud, Ofer and Cristian Pop-Eleches (2010). General education versus vocational training: evidence from an economy in transition. In: Review of Economics and Statistics 92(1) , 43-60 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Wolter, Stefan and Paul Ryan (2011). Apprenticeship. In: Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 521-576 . Abstract. Link.

Further reading

  1. Altonji, Joseph, Erica Blom and Costas Meghir (2012). Heterogeneity in Human Capital Investments: High School Curriculum, College Major, and Careers. In: Annual Review of Economics 4(1) , 185-223 . Abstract. Link.

  2. Argys, Laura, Daniel Rees and Dominic Brewer (1996). Detracking America's Schools: Equity at Zero Cost?. In: Journal of Policy Analysis and Managment 15(4) , 623-645 . Abstract. Link.

  3. Asplund, Rita (2001). Education and Earnings: Further Evidence from Europe. Helsinki: ETLA, Elinkeinoelämän Tutkimuslaitos. The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy . Abstract. Link.

  4. Bauer, Philipp and Regina Riphahn (2006). Timing of School Tracking as a Determinant of Intergenerational Transition. In: Economics Letters 91(1) , 90-97 . Abstract. Link.

  5. Bertocchi, Graziella and Michael Spagat (2004). The Evolution of Modern Educational Systems: Technical Versus General Education. In: Journal of Development Economics 73(2) , 559-582 . Abstract. Link.

  6. Betts, Julian R. (2011). The Economics of Tracking in Education. In: Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann (eds.). Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3. Amsterdam: North-Holland , 341-381 . Abstract. Link.

  7. Biewen, Martin and Madalina Tapalaga (2017). Life-cycle educational choices in a system with early tracking and ‘second chance’ options. In: Economics of Education Review 56 , 80-94 . Abstract. Link.

  8. Biewen, Martin, Bernd Fitzenberger, Aderonke Osikominu and Marie Paul (2014). The Effectiveness of Public Sponsored Training Revisited: The Importance of Data and Methodological Choices. In: Journal of Labor Economics 32(4) , 837-897 . Abstract. Link.

  9. Bishop, John (1998). Occupation Specific Versus General Education and Training. In: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 559(1) , 24-38 . Abstract. Link.

  10. Bishop, John H. and Ferran Mane (2005). Raising Academic Standards and Vocational Concentrators: Are They Better off or Worse off?. In: Education Economics 13(2) , 171-187 . Abstract. Link.

  11. Bishop, John H. and Ferran Mane (2004). The impacts of career-technical education on high school labour market success. In: Economics of Education Review 23(4) , 381-402 . Abstract. Link.

  12. Bjorklund, Anders and Christian Kjellstrom (2002). Estimating the Returns To Investment in Education: How Useful Is the Mincer Equation?. In: Economics of Education Review 21(3) , 195-210 . Abstract. Link.

  13. Brunello, Giorgio and Lorenzo Rocco (2017). The Labor Market Effects of Academic and Vocational Education over the Life Cycle: Evidence Based on a British Cohort. In: Journal of Human Capital 11(1) , 106-166 . Abstract. Link.

  14. Brunello, Giorgio and Lorenzo Rocco (2015). The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages: What can we learn from PIAAC?. OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 168, OECD Publishing. Abstract. Link.

  15. Brunello, Giorgio and Massimo Giannini (2004). Stratified or Comprehensive? The Economic Efficiency of School Design. In: Scottish Journal of Political Economy 51(2) , 173-193 . Abstract. Link.

  16. Canton, Erik, Michèle Belot and Dinand Webbink (2007). Does Reducing Student Support Affect Scholastic Performance? Evidence from a Dutch Reform. In: Empirical Economics 32(2-3) , 261-275 . Abstract. Link.

  17. Card, David (2003). Estimating the Return to Schooling: Progress on Some Persistent Econometric Problems. In: Econometrica 69(5) , 1127-1160 . Abstract. Link.

  18. Card, David, Jochen Kluve and Andrea Weber (2010). Active Labour Market Policy Evaluations: A Meta-Analysis. In: Economic Journal 120(548) , F452-F477 . Abstract. Link.

  19. Dearden, Lorraine, Leslie McGranahan and Barbara Sianesi (2004). An In-Depth Analysis of the Returns to National Vocational Qualifications Obtained at level 2. CEE Discussion Papers 0046. Link.

  20. Dearden, Lorraine, Steven McIntosh, Michal Myck and Anna Vignoles (2002). The Returns to Academic and Vocational Qualifications in Britain. In: Bulletin of Economic Research 54(3) , 249-274 . Abstract. Link.

  21. Eichhorst, Werner, Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus Zimmermann (2015). A Roadmap to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries. In: Industrial and Labor Relations Review 68(2) , 314-337 . Abstract. Link.

  22. Epple, Dennis, Elizabeth Newlon and Richard Romano (2002). Ability Tracking, School Competition and the Distribution of Educational Benefits. In: Journal of Public Economics 83(1) , 01-48 . Abstract. Link.

  23. Evans, Rupert and Joel Galloway (1973). Verbal Ability and Socioeconomic Status of 9th and 12th Grade College Preparatory, General and Vocational Students. In: Journal of Human Resources 8(1) , 24-36 . Abstract. Link.

  24. Fersterer, Josef, Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (2008). Returns to Apprenticeship Training in Austria: Evidence from Failed Firms. In: Scandinavian Journal of Economics 110(4) , 733-753 . Abstract. Link.

  25. Golsteyn, Bart H. H. and Anders Stenberg (2017). Earnings over the Life Course: General versus Vocational Education. In: Journal of Human Capital 11(2) , 167-212 . Abstract. Link.

  26. Görlitz, Katja (2011). Continuous Training and Wages: An Empirical Analysis Using a Comparison-Group Approach. In: Economics of Education Review 30(4) , 691-701 . Abstract. Link.

  27. Görlitz, Katja (2010). The Effect of Subsidizing Continuous Training Investments: Evidence from German Establishment Data. In: Labour Economics 17(5) , 789-798 . Abstract. Link.

  28. Hall, Caroline (2012). The Effects of Reducing Tracking in Upper Secondary School: Evidence from a Large-Scale Pilot Scheme. In: Journal of Human Resources 47(1) , 237-269 . Abstract. Link.

  29. Hanushek, Eric A. and Ludger Woessmann (2006). Does Educational Tracking Affect Performance and Inequality? Differences in Differences Evidence across Countries. In: Economic Journal 116(510) , 63-76 . Abstract. Link.

  30. Hanushek, Eric A., Guido Schwerdt, Ludger Woessmann and Lei Zhang (2016). General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle. In: Journal of Human Resources forthcoming . Abstract. Link.

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  32. Heijke, Hans, Christoph Meng and Catherine Ris (2003). Fitting To the Job: The Role of Vocational and General Competencies in Adjustment and Performance. In: Labour Economics 10(2) , 205-219 . Abstract. Link.

  33. Hoque, Kim, Scott Taylor and Emma Bell (2005). Investors in People: Market led Voluntarism in Vocational Education and Training. In: British Journal of Industrial Relations 43(1) , 135-153 . Abstract. Link.

  34. Jacobson, Louis, Robert LaLonde and Daniel G. Sullivan (2005). Estimating the Returns to Community College Schooling for Displaced Workers. In: Journal of Econometrics 125(1-2) , 271-304 . Abstract. Link.

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  36. Kiefer, Nicolas (1979). Population Heterogeneity and Inference from Panel Data on the Effects of Vocational Education. In: Journal of Political Economy 87(5) , 213-226 . Abstract. Link.

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  38. Lechner, Michael, Ruth Miquel and Conny Wunsch (2011). Long-Run Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training in West Germany. In: Journal of the European Economic Association 9(4) , 742-784 . Abstract. Link.

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  43. Oosterbeek, Hessel, Dinand Webbink (2007). Wage Effects of an Extra Year of Basic Vocational Education. In: Economics of Education Review 26(4) , 408-419 . Abstract. Link.

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  46. Pischke, Jörn-Steffen and Alan Manning (2006). Comprehensive versus Selective Schooling in England and Wales: What do we know?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 2072. Abstract. Link.

  47. Polidano, Cain and Domenico Tabasso (2016). Fully integrating upper-secondary vocational and academic courses: A flexible new way?. In: Economics of Education Review 55 , 117-131 . Abstract. Link.

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  49. Quintini, Glenda and Thomas Manfredi (2009). Going Separate Ways? School-to-Work Transitions in the United States and Europe. OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 90. Abstract. Link.

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  51. Stenberg, Anders, Xavier de Luna and Olle Westerlund (2012). Can Adult Education Delay Retirement from the Labour Market?. In: Journal of Population Economics 25(2) , 677-696 . Abstract. Link.

  52. Wolter, Stefan C. and Paul Ryan (2011). Apprenticeship. In: Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Woessmann. Handbook of Economics of Education . Elsevier , 521-576 . Abstract. Link.