1. eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series

    Series editors: Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute, Italy and Sandra Buchholz, Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany

    By taking an explicit life course perspective, the eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series examines the ways in which individuals’ educational careers unfold in relation to their family background, educational institutions, workplaces and private life events. The series focuses on four distinct and central phases of the educational career: preschool education, general schooling, vocational training and labor market entry, and adult learning and careers. For each of these four central phases of the educational career, the series will present detailed empirical facts and country-specific institutional background information for a broad number of European countries and the United States of America. This will highlight these countries’ very different and distinct systems, policies, and cultures of education. Based on cross-national comparisons of educational processes, this exciting series will give readers a profound and elaborated understanding of educational processes, developments and social inequalities in modern societies as well as their country-specific differences.

Books in this series

  1. Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality

    Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Nevena Kulic, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi
    Recognising that social change over recent decades has strengthened the need for early childhood education and care, this book seeks to answer what role this plays in creating and compensating for social inequalities in educational attainment. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  2. Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality

    Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi
    From an international comparative perspective, this third book in the prestigious eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series provides a thorough investigation into how social inequalities arise during individuals’ secondary schooling careers. Paying particular attention to the role of social origin and prior performance, it focuses on tracking and differentiation in secondary schooling examining the short- and long-term effects on inequality of opportunities. It looks at ways in which differentiation in secondary education might produce and reproduce social inequalities in educational opportunities and educational attainment. The international perspective allows illuminating comparison in light of the different models, rules and procedures that regulate admission selection and learning in different countries. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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  3. Gender, Education and Employment

    Gender, Education and Employment

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, Sandra Buchholz
    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  4. Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Sandra Buchholz
    As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal adult learning in different countries, and investigate the levels of success those countries have experienced in encouraging participation and skill formation. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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