GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT: A CASE STUDY IN GERMANY

Authors

  • Andreas Ahrens Dr.-Ing. habil. (Electrical Engineering), Professor, Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences Technology, Business and Design, Wismar
  • Jelena Zascerinska Dr. paed., Leading researcher, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4664-8593
  • Mihails Zascerinskis Scientific Assistant, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga
  • Anastasija Bikova Scientific Assistant, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/jresd2023vol15.7335

Keywords:

disadvantaged youth, employment, engineering, exposure, gender discrimination, observation, youth

Abstract

Purpose and aim of the study: The paper aim is to analyse qualitatively youth gender-based discrimination in employment.

Design / Methodology / Approach: The methodology of the exploratory case study research was employed in this work. The method of data collection was observation. Observation was chosen as it is an effective method of collecting qualitative data for building an adequate picture related to the phenomenon’s investigation. The obtained data were processed via pedagogical interpretation. The data were summarised.

Main Findings: The young engineering specialists have not been affected by gender based discrimination in employment. This finding based on the qualitative study is in accordance with the quantitative data received from the recently implemented survey questionnaire in selected countries of the European Union.

Originality: The originality of the paper is shown by qualitative analysis of youth gender-based discrimination in employment as there is a gap in such studies.

Implications: The scientific community could put more their efforts into the investigation of this significant topic.

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Author Biographies

  • Andreas Ahrens, Dr.-Ing. habil. (Electrical Engineering), Professor, Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences Technology, Business and Design, Wismar
    Prof., Faculty of Engineering
  • Jelena Zascerinska, Dr. paed., Leading researcher, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga
    Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded Dr. paed. Degree from the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, in 2011. In January 2012 she became a leading researcher at the Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga, Latvia. Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska has been awarded a couple research grants to carry out interdisciplinary research. The research results are revealed in a number of scientific publications indexed by such publication databases as Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citations Index, DBLP, Library of Congress, etc that demonstrates a high quality of her published contributions. In 2012 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska was bestowed expert rights by the Latvian Council of Science, Riga, Latvia. In December 2013 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded expert rights by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. Since 2017 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska acts as an expert at National Science Centre, Krakow, Poland. Since 2013 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska has been actively acting as the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer in such international scientific journals as the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), International Journal of Modern Education Research (IJMER), International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER), Journal Current Issues in Education (CIE), International Journal of Modern Education Forum (IJMEF), etc. Dr. Jeļena Zaščerinska is a member of international research teams focused on interdisciplinary investigations of the inter-relationships between education, innovations and modern technologies.
  • Mihails Zascerinskis, Scientific Assistant, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga
    Scientific assitant
  • Anastasija Bikova, Scientific Assistant, Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga
    Scientitifc assiatnt

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Published

28.11.2023

How to Cite

Ahrens, A., Zascerinska, J., Zascerinskis, M., & Bikova, A. (2023). GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT: A CASE STUDY IN GERMANY. Journal of Regional Economic and Social Development, 15, 7-16. https://doi.org/10.17770/jresd2023vol15.7335