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© 2000

Learning and Work in the Risk Society

Lessons for the Labour Markets of Europe from Eastern Germany

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 1-8
  3. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 9-29
  4. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 30-39
  5. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 60-70
  6. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 89-113
  7. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 114-137
  8. Karen Evans, Martina Behrens, Jens Kaluza
    Pages 138-155
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 156-188

About this book

Introduction

Based on a unique comparative analysis of the education and work experiences of those who lived through the political and labour market changes of the transition to post-communism, the authors argue that, far from catching up with the rest of Germany, the social polarisations and erosion of the traditional 'dual system' of vocational education and training in Eastern Germany may portend the future for the West. The issues raised have considerable resonances with the problems and contradictions which have beset British education and training and labour market policy over the last decade.

Keywords

labor market labour market vocational education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.ZAROFLeipzigGermany

About the authors

Karen Evans is Professor of Post-Compulsory Education at the University of Surrey, UK.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

'The high-quality empirical and theoretically grounded comparative research developed in this excellent book is...timely in informing current academic and policy debate.' - Denis Gleeson, University of Warwick