SASE Sessions 2019
For the 5th time in a row, Prof. Dr. Christian Rupietta and Prof. Dr. Uschi Backes-Gellner (University of Zurich) organized sessions on the economics of vocational training as part of the annual conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), which took place in 2019 at the New School in New York. The two organized conference sessions dealt with the topics "Investment in Vocational Education and Training Under Changing (Macro-) Economic Conditions" and "The Development, Specificity, and Obsolescence of Skills: Analyzing Private and Social Returns of Vocational and Professional Education". The conference sessions comprised a total of seven contributions by scholars from various national and international research institutions, such as Bournemouth University, the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), the Institute for Employment Research, and the University of Zurich. The presentations covered topics on the analysis of investment in education in the light of technological change and focused on educational opportunities in the context of vocational training, master craftsman/technician training, and universities of applied sciences.