Gender segregation in the educational system – what role is played by vocational education and training?

Coverbild: BWP 2/2016
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 2/2016 (45)
Seite(n) 23-27

This article investigates the extent to which the existing gender-specific distribution of men and women across education and training courses in the (vocational) education system is influenced by the institutional settings of the educational system. It uses a comparison between Germany, Norway and Canada as a basis for looking at access to fully qualifying courses (general education and VET) following lower secondary level. The BIBB Transitional Study is able to serve as a database for Germany in this regard.