Quotation Altreiter, Carina. 2021. Drawn to work: what makes apprenticeship training an attractive choice for the working-class. Journal of Education and Work. 34 (1), 1-13.


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The article investigates mechanisms of class reproduction by looking at school-to-work transitions of young blue-collar workers from Austria. The study adopts a Bourdieusian explanatory framework to show how working-class kids are guided towards picking up apprenticeship training instead of pursuing further education. Two classed dispositions are presented as a crucial influence: first, a preference for practical and manual labour. Second, the embodiment of wage labour not only as an economic necessity but as a foundation for recognition and appreciation. The results point to the importance of analysing educational decision-making not only in the context of the educational system but also with regard to the labour market and the different values and meanings attached to both spheres.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Education and Work
Language English
Title Drawn to work: what makes apprenticeship training an attractive choice for the working-class
Volume 34
Number 1
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 13
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13639080.2020.1858228
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2020.1858228
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13639080.2020.1858228

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Altreiter, Carina (Details)
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Institute for Sociology and Social Research IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5402 General sociology (Details)
5902 Labour market research (Details)
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