Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND THE DEMANDS OF WORK: A CONVENTION-BASED ANALYSIS
Issue: Vol. 5, No 1, 2012
Published date: 20-05-2012 (print) / 20-05-2012 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Franck Bailly
Keywords: economics of education and training, vocational training, France
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2012/5-1/1
Index PUBMS: 204694f6-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 11-25 (15)
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?173,en_vocational-training-and-the-demands-of-work-a-convention-based-analysis
Abstract

Vocational training is a matter of considerable importance in developed countries. Attempts to evaluate the influence of this type of training on individuals’ ability to enter the world of work have formed the basis of a number of largely empirical and quantitative studies in the economics of education and training. For all that, few analyses have sought to understand the decisions taken by economic agents, which are what is really at work behind the statistics. Thus the aim of the present article is to reveal the role recruiters’ attitudes play in determining individuals’ entry into the world of work. We emphasise the importance of recruiters’ beliefs about to the origins of the qualities people display at work. We compare those recruiters who believe that these qualities can be acquired through training and education with those who believe that they cannot be so acquired and are an almost innate part of individuals’ make-up.