Different hands: markets for intermediate skills in Germany, the U.S. and the Netherlands

Research output: Ph.D. ThesisPhD Research internal, graduation external

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This book is about markets for intermediate skills. It is also about the coordination within and between the (vocational) education system and the (sub-baccalaureate) labor market, and the institutions that govern them. Our goal was to improve our understanding of how particular governance regimes influence the operation of vocational education and training (VET) markets. We conducted an international comparison of three different governance regimes of VET markets in Germany, the Netherlands and the American state of Wisconsin. The central question underlying the national analyses and comparisons is: How do markets for intermediate skills operate in Germany, the Netherlands, and the American state of Wisconsin?
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Utrecht University
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • labour market
  • globalisation
  • education

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