Who are the bachelors? – Capturing degree heterogeneity within the tertiary level in comparative perspective

by Petra Sauer, (Luxemburg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER) / LIS / Research Institute Economics of Inequality (INEQ), Vienna University of Economics and Business) , and Ulrike Schwabe, (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW))

Heterogeneity within the tertiary level became increasingly relevant to explain societal outcomes such as employment opportunities, income inequality and social mobility. While the two-cycle study structure in the US has a long tradition, in some European countries like Germany, almost exclusively one-cycle structures existed until the Bologna process was initiated in 1998/1999. Exemplified with the case of Germany, this article gives some hints how in the LIS databases international and national classifications can be used for cross-national research with respect to coping with the diversity of tertiary degrees.

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March 15, 2023 | News