Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective | Kerckhoff

Kerckhoff, A. C. (2001). Education and social stratification processes in comparative perspective. Sociology of Education Extra Issue, 74, 3-18. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2673250uid=3739560&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21104408455123

In “Education and Social Stratification Processes in Comparative Perspective,” Kerckhoff (2001,pdf) discussed the transition from full-time schooling to joining the labor force, describing patterns between job placement and education from a comparative perspective. The paper described how many individuals continue to obtain new credentials after entering the labor force and explored the ways that factors of stratification and vocational specificity can influence the flow of individuals in the workforce. This highlights how important it is to consider the lifespan of badges.

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