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Skill Formation and Labor Markets

Research Fields
  • Labor and Labor Market
  • Education and Training
Contact
Gunda Thielking/Manuela Ludwig
(secretariat)
fon: +49 30 25491 170/172
fax: +49 30 25491 180
mail: sek-aam [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Learning, training and continuing education are of increasing importance, especially in information or knowledge societies. Thus, the consequences of being less educated for life chances are dramatic. From sociological and economic vantage points, we analyze educational, training, and occupational biographies as a consequence of institutional arrangements varying across countries and over time. Key themes include the cumulative processes of educational and social stratification over the life course and the resulting inequalities in employment opportunities. Also at the center of our research program is the intertwining of life courses and employment careers in partnerships and families.