UAR Working Papers
The UAR Working Papers on Development and Global Governance publish outstanding papers of students from the Master Programmes of the UAR Graduate Centre for Development Studies.
The series is edited by Dr. Gabriele Bäcker, Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel, Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann und Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein.
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.