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Regina Flake / Dirk Werner / Michael Zibrowius IW-Trends 10. May 2016 Further Vocational Training as a Career Factor

The Income Prospects of Employees with Advanced Vocational Qualifications

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Further Vocational Training as a Career Factor
Regina Flake / Dirk Werner / Michael Zibrowius IW-Trends 10. May 2016

Further Vocational Training as a Career Factor

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The Income Prospects of Employees with Advanced Vocational Qualifications

Germany’s formal system of qualifications largely ranks those who have completed advanced vocational training, e.g. to qualify as a Master or Technician, on a par with university graduates with a bachelor’s degree. Using personal and corporate data, the present paper examines the extent to which this formal parity also leads to equivalent income prospects. The results show not only that further vocational training ensures considerable career advancement over a first vocational qualification but also that those with advanced vocational training do indeed reach approximately the same income levels as those with a university degree. The majority of companies value the competences of those with advanced vocational training sufficiently to pay this group salaries at least comparable with those of university graduates. Overall, however, since both groups are in themselves very diverse neither can be said to have consistently better income prospects. Rather, the results depend on numerous additional factors such as subject area, the tasks actually performed and the sort of qualification obtained.

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Further Vocational Training as a Career Factor
Regina Flake / Dirk Werner / Michael Zibrowius IW-Trends 10. May 2016

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