At 28. Experts discuss the question of "master's or master's" at the university of bamberg in june? Educational paths in times of academic glut and shortage of skilled workers" (5 p.M., auditorium in the dominikanerstrabe). Hans-peter blossfeld, professor of sociology at the university of bamberg, will also be on the podium. The 64-year-old education researcher built up the national education panel (NEPS) in bamberg, published 35 books and more than 240 essays, and most recently, together with professor rolf becker of the university of berne, evaluated job entry and career processes over the last four decades.
Master or master, what do you advise?
Hans-peter blossfeld: you can't give general advice, because people are too different. I can only say this: in a study in which we looked at the long-term development of the career opportunities of people with different qualifications over the last 40 years, it was shown that the effort for education and training is worthwhile today more than ever before. There is a theory that the expansion of education brings more and more highly qualified people to the labor market, creating a surplus. In the scientific field, this thesis is called "education as a positional good" and means that whenever the number of applicants with a higher qualification increases, the yields of this education, i.E. The attainable income and the professional successes, decrease.