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Working Paper Number SIPP-WP-128
James Witte
Component ID: #ti1299644759

This paper examines life course events experienced by persons born between 1952 and 1967 both in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. The emphasis lies on the relationship between labor force integration, the process of completing one's education and moving into the work force, and entry into marriage. A comparative approach is particularly appropriate, as the mode of labor force integration in each country is quite different (formal training tied to specific occupations and well-defined career paths in West Germany vs. on-the-job training with considerable mobility between career paths in the United States).

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