Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Abstract
The world is facing a worsening youth employment crisis. In response, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is back on the development agenda after years of neglect. This systematic review examined the evidence from studies evaluating the impacts of TVET interventions for young people in low- and middleincome countries (LMICs). The 26 included studies evaluated 20 different interventions, predominantly from Latin America. Meta-analyses of the effectiveness of TVET on five outcome measure categories were conducted. The overall mean effects on overall paid employment, formal employment, and monthly earnings were small, positive, and significant; however, significant heterogeneity was observed. Moderator analysis was performed in an attempt to explain between-study differences in effects. The overall paucity of research in this area, together with specific gaps and methodological limitations, affirm the need for strengthening the evidence base. Implications for policy, practice and research are discussed.
Publication
Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
3
Date
2013
Journal Abbr
ERVET
Language
en
ISSN
1877-6345
Short Title
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for young people in low- and middle-income countries
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01/08/2018, 14:35
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Extra
shortDOI: 10/gf62zx
Citation
Tripney, J. S., & Hombrados, J. G. (2013). Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for young people in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 5(1), 3. https://doi.org/10.1186/1877-6345-5-3