Effects of TVET on the well-being of youth from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Evidence from the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Ashaiman, Ghana UAR Working Paper No.17
Reitz, Christina

Considered by policy-makers of the global South as a tool to fight youth unemployment and alleviate poverty, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has experienced esurgence in the course of the last decade. While academic research appears to focus on (macro-)economic effects of TVET and qualitative empirical research on micro-level effects of TVET participation is limited, this paper broadens the perspective on education and training by exploring the effects of TVET participation on overall well-being of youth from low socio-economic backgrounds. This thesis bases its findings on indicative data derived from a field study conducted in late 2014 and encompassing personal interviews with graduates from the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Ashaiman, Ghana and employer representatives from the industry for data triangulation.

Keywords: TVET, well-being, youth, Ghana, Don Bosco Technical Institute


Place of publication: Duisburg/Bochum

Published: April 2018

Pages: 94

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