Field of Study and Flexible Work : A Comparison between Germany and the UK

  • In this article, the relationship between study programs in higher education and the risk of holding a temporary contract is investigated in a comparative perspective. We find that the effects fi elds of study have on the type of contract can be better explained by their link to occupational positions than by field specificity differentials. Furthermore, fields of study are more important in explaining the individual risk of holding a temporary contract in the German rather than in the UK labor market. This may be attributable to the higher degree of standardization of the German educational system

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar
Institutes:Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Juniorprofessur für Soziologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Bildung und Arbeit im Lebensverlauf
Author:Johannes Giesecke, Steffen Schindler
Title of the journal / compilation (English):International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Place of publication:Leiden
Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers
Year of publication:2008
Issue:49 (2008), 4/5
Pages / Size:S. 283 - 304
Keywords:fields of study; flexibilization; higher education; institutional arrangements; labor market
Document Type:Article in a journal
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2014/03/17
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht