November 9, 2022: Central specialist day on vocational orientation of the ZSL (Centre for School Quality and Teacher Training) Baden-Württemberg, online.
Parental involvement in the process of vocational orientation. The activation potential of parents in the process of vocational orientation - possibilities and limits.
Tobias Scheu [IAW]
New evidence on lifetime earnings from vocational training and higher education compared: the role of gender and career interruptions.
Education pays off! A recent study by the IAW on behalf of the Stuttgart Chamber of Industry and Commerce confirms that higher education leads to higher lifetime income and protects against unemployment. In particular, people without education are left behind at an early stage. A comparison between vocational training and higher education shows that higher education often pays off late in life (after the age of 40). On average, people who move up the educational ladder, i.e., those who continue their studies after vocational training or go on to obtain a master's degree or technician's certificate, earn similar amounts to those who study immediately after leaving school. Due to the longer educational phases, academics have to earn their lifetime income in a shorter period of time. Therefore, interruptions in employment are to be viewed particularly negatively and this can also influence the desire to have children.
July 18, 2022: Workshop „Elterneinbindung in der beruflichen Orientierung“ in Stuttgart
Berufsorientierung mit Eltern – Wie kann das gelingen?
Tobias Scheu [IAW]
Graduates of a cooperative university have similiar returns than graduates of a university of applied sciences
This states a new study of the IAW with the title “Individual returns of a cooperative university degree”. The authors find that graduates of a cooperative university have higher returns than graduates from a vocational training and craftsmen/technicians. Additionally, graduates from a cooperative university earn less than graduates from a general university. A quantile regression shows that those results differ among wage distributions. The analyses are based on the starting cohort of adults of the National Educational Panel (NEPS-SC6).
by Anne Zühlke, Philipp Kugler, Armin Hackenberger and Tobias Brändle
Lifetime labour income is higher for individuals with a university degree, but only late in life. When considering the failure risk of educational degrees and the possibility of educational upgrading, we find that individuals who start with a vocational training after their highest school degree do not earn less than individuals who start with university studies, once we control for covariates such as socio‐demographics and educational background.
Accounting for dropout risk and upgrading in educational choices: new evidence for lifetime returns in Germany
Education Economics, 30(6), 574-589. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2021.2013446, December 2021