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TSL - School to Work Transition
In 2011 the National Institute of Statistics (Istat) led the fifth edition on the survey Courses of study and work of the high diploma holders, which had as its object the cohort of 2007 high school diploma holders, interviewed four years since graduating.
The questionnaire consists of eight thematic sections, which are further articulated within, and it is structured in such a way to ensure comparability with the information collected in the other surveys on the transition (graduates, PhD), and the integration with other sources, particularly with the Labour Forces Survey.
- Section 1 – School Curriculum: career school; possession of any further qualification of secondary school; any changes of course of study; the possible attendance of schools to recover the lost years of school; computer literacy; judgement on the quality of secondary education received.
- Section 2 – Vocational Training: participation in post-diploma training; courses characteristics (duration, topic, type, certification); the concurrent and subsequent activities in the course; outcome expectations for course(s).
- Section 3 – Higher Education: reasons for enrolling or not enrolling; holding of any academic certifications; guidance for academic choice; university course attended;
teacher evaluation and course switching.
- Section 4 – University Studies Interruption: course characteristics you have interrupted; motivation for the interruption; teaching evaluation.
- Section 5 – Current Job: type of job; position in the profession; type of contract; reason for any downtime; working hours; salary; job requirements; job satisfaction; how you found the job.
- Section 6 – Previous Work Experience: job opportunities after diploma; reason for any refusal; the type of work interrupted or ended; reason for job interruption and/or
completion; job hunting.
- Section 7 – Job Seeking: initiative of job search; kind of work preferred; favorite working hours; propensity to move; minimum monthly wage.
- Section 8 – Information On Family Of Origin and your family: family influence in the school choice; parents’ educational attinment; parents’ profession and sector of economic activity; reasons for living or not living on your own.
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Geographical Unit: province
Analysis Unit: individual
Universe: all students that have completed the high school course in 2007
Sample Procedure: about 8.000 individuals. Two-stage stratified random sample
Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details
Collection Mode: Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 datasets in SPSS (members only) or CSV (other users) format; 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 PDF file with methodological notes (ita) and 1 file with codebook (ita) (4 file)
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Data Use Restriction:
ISTAT data are released in according to Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0 Licence, available here. The redistribution to the third party, even in partial form, of data available to UniData members only is not allowed.
Source Contact: Contact Centre
ISTAT. (2011) Courses of study and work of high school diploma holders in 2007. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN129. Data file release 1.0
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