The ROA report “De jongens tegen de meisjes [Boys against girls]” has been nominated for the joint Dutch Association of Policy Research (VBO) and the Dutch Sociological Association (NSV) policy award. The report gives an analyses why boys lag behind in vocational and higher education. The research was commissioned by the ministry of Education, Culture & Science and conducted by ROA in cooperation with Centrum Brain and Learning (VU) and CHEPS (University Twente).
Arbeidsmarktmonitor, Ontwikkeling en arbeidsmarktgevolgen smart industry, Magazine oktober 2017, Stichting A+O Metalektro.
New report| This report highlights the skills that are needed for sustainable craftmanship. It discusses different types of craftmanship and relates these types to career prospects in the labour market.
Buisman, M. & Velden, R. van der (red.) (2017), De toekomst van vakmanschap, Amsterdam/Maastricht: Kohnstamm Instituut/ROA.
Article in European Planning Studies, Vol. 25, No. 12, 2017, pp. 2212-2231
Inge Hooijen, Christoph Meng, Julia Reinold and Melissa Siegel
Graduates are considered a convenient source of human capital in today’s knowledge-based economy. It is therefore crucial to understand what drives their mobility intentions to retain larger numbers of graduates. This is particularly true for peripheral regions, which need to compete with economic centres that are assumed to be more attractive. This paper adds a euregional perspective to the existing literature on graduate migration by investigating whether or not students intend to stay in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) after graduation. It takes into account the role of hard and soft locational factors, social factors as well as individual characteristics in shaping future graduates’ mobility preferences. Using survey data from 2015 from five higher education institutions in the EMR, this paper finds that mobility intentions are determined by students’ perceptions of the quality of life, openness and career opportunities in the euroregion. In addition, distance to the partner and other social ties such as family and friends influence migration intentions.
Report by ROA – Maastricht University. The report discusses the available data to establish a database with information on (beginning) teachers and teacher education schools. The opportunities and relevance of such a database are evaluated, as well as the obstacles to setup a database. >> Download report in Dutch
Article in Opleiding & Ontwikkeling, jaargang 30, nummer 3, september 2017, pp. 34-37.
Andries de Grip & Astrid Pleijers
Uit de wetenschappelijke literatuur is bekend dat werkenden blijven leren door het volgen van opleidingen en cursussen en door informeel te leren op de werkplek. Dit artikel geeft inzicht in een andere belangrijke vorm van leren: het deelnemen aan workshops en conferenties.
Article in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 68, 2017, pp. 79-90
Marion Collewet, Andries de Grip, Jaap de Koning
While spillovers among peers in effort and productivity have been studied thoroughly, little is known about peer effects in working time. In this paper, we relate a unique measure of peer weekly working time from a Dutch panel to men’s working time and to their happiness, in order to find out how peer working time enters men’s utility function. We find that men’s working time increases with that of their peers, and that men’s happiness is negatively related to peer working time. Our findings are consistent with a ‘conspicuous work’ model, in which working time is a source of status. The paper therefore provides evidence of a new form of status seeking that can drive peer effects in working time. ©2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Press release: School leavers are finding jobs more often and more quickly, but not always for the desired number of hours. They are also regularly working outside their professional field and at jobs below their educational level. These are some of the findings from the report entitled ‘Schoolverlaters tussen onderwijs en arbeidsmarkt 2016’ (‘School leavers between education and the labour market 2016’), published by Maastricht University’s Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market. > Download press release in Dutch
Report by ROA – Maastricht University. This report presents the results of the most recent Dutch Graduate Surveys. The report discusses the transition to the labour market, the transition to further education as well as the satisfaction of graduates with the study they graduated from. >> Download report in Dutch
Factsheet by Didier Fouarge and Andries de Grip, ROA – Maastricht University. This factsheet shows that most of the time workers devote to learning activities pertains to informal learning, i.e., performing tasks from which they learn. This factsheet is part of the NRO project ‘Lifelong Learning and Competence Development’. >> Download Factsheet in Dutch