Citation Gayle V, Lambert P & Murray S (2009) School-to-Work in the 1990s: Modelling Transitions with large-scale datasets. In: Brooks R (ed.) Transitions from Education to Work: New Perspectives from Europe and Beyond. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 17-41. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=286346.
Abstract First paragraph: In this chapter we explore school to work transitions by documenting the activities of young people who reached the minimum school leaving age in the 1990s. Our starting position is that changes in the economy, education and training lead us to suspect that the landscape of social and economic conditions under which young people grew up during the 1990s were sufficiently different from those a decade before to justify exploration. Through the analysis of data from cohorts of young people who reached minimum school leaving age in the 1990s we evaluate the ‘detraditionalisation’ thesis.