BIBB REPORT 06/08 - Which youths do not undergo/complete formal vocational training?
Analysis of important determinants, with special consideration given to the individual's education biography
The share of youths who do not undergo/complete formal vocational training has been stagnating at around 15% for approximately ten years now - in other words, at a high level - according to analyses of the Microcensus. In light of the considerable labour market risks that persons who have no formal vocational qualification must live with and given the already emerging shortage of skilled labour, this state of affairs can hardly be justified in either social or economic terms. A particularly large number of youths who have not completed their schooling or who earned poor marks in school do not undergo vocational training. However family background, the area the individual lives in, gender and having children who must be looked after are also important factors. The individual's path during the first phase after leaving general academic school plays a key role. This will be shown below on the basis of data from the Transition Study conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).
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