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Where diversion and where safety net ?

@inproceedings{Shavit2000WhereDA,
  title={Where diversion and where safety net ?},
  author={Yossi Shavit},
  year={2000}
}
Most secondary school systems maintain a distinction between academic and vocational education. Scholars ascribing to human capital theory view vocational education as a safety net, which enhances students’ chances of Žnding gainful employment as skilled workers. Others view it as a mechanism of social reproduction, which diverts working-class students from higher education and the professions. We hypothesize that the extent to which vocational secondary education performs each of these roles… 

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