How Cantonal Education Systems in Switzerland Promote Gender-Typical School-to-Work Transitions

Imdorf, Christian; Sacchi, Stefan; Wohlgemuth, Karin; Cortesi, Sasha; Schoch, Aline
July 2014
Swiss Journal of Sociology;Jul2014, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p175
Academic Journal
The article explores how the educational policies of Switzerland's cantons regarding secondary schools help promote gender bias in employment. The extensive use of vocational training at the secondary level of schooling at a time when children are dealing with issues of gender identity promotes employment gender inequalities when school graduates transition from school to work. Topics include gender relations in education, social classes and education, and opportunities for college education.


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