Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

[We're pleased to welcome Nuria Rodriguez-Planas. Nuria published an article in ILR Review in March  2015, entitled "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries" with co-authors Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus F. Zimmermann.] Our contribution to the ILR Review was motivated by a background study of IZA contributing to the … Continue reading Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Lauren A. Rivera : Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 375 pp. $35.00, hardcover. Jennifer Merluzzi recently reviewed this book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: The book is a very detailed read on hiring and elite firms and is thus best suited for individuals interested in these topics, … Continue reading Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Staying Lean

The phrase, "Lean In" has been on everyone's lips since the popular book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg came out. While emphasis is usually placed on the day-to-day grind, how can meaning and not just success be reinserted back into the workplace? Using Jungian and post-Jungian theories, Dr. John M. Dirkx of Michigan State University … Continue reading Staying Lean