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Harriet Bradley and Jacques van Hoof

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345882

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.001.0001

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Vocational education and the integration of young people in the labour market: the case of the Netherlands

Vocational education and the integration of young people in the labour market: the case of the Netherlands

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(p.184) (p.185) NINE Vocational education and the integration of young people in the labour market: the case of the Netherlands
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Young people in Europe
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Jacques van Hoof

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0010

This chapter describes the reform of vocational education and assesses its consequences for the position of young people in the labour market. It highlights institutional differences in the way VET systems are organized. The chapter introduces the debate on vocational education in the Netherlands. It then describes the changes before turning to an examination of the consequences of the new system, as far as they are made visible in some recent Dutch studies. Lastly, the results from the comparative perspective introduced at the beginning of the chapter are summarized.

Keywords:   vocational education, labour market, Netherlands, VET systems, young people

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