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Cities as democratic representatives in international law-making

Besson, Samantha ; Martí, José Luis

In: Research handbook on international law and cities, 2021, p. 341-353

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State-led bricolage and the extension of collective governance: Hybridity in the Swiss skill formation system

Graf, Lukas ; Strebel, Alexandra ; Emmenegger, Patrick

In: Regulation & Governance, 2021, p. 1-18

This paper explores the extension of collective governance to sectors without collective governance tradition. We introducethe concept of state-led bricolage to analyze the expansion of the Swiss apprenticeship training system – in which employerassociations fulll core collective governance tasks – to economic sectors in which training had previously followed a school-based and...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Exchange rate effects on cross-border commuting : Evidence from the Swiss-Italian border

Bello, Piera

In: Journal of economic geography, 2020, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 969-1001

Are cross-border workers responsive to changes in the exchange rate between the home and host countries' currencies? I answer this question by examining the effects of appreciation in the Swiss franc (CHF) relative to the euro (EUR) on labour supply decisions of Italian cross-border workers. I use hourly data on traffic flows in Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, together with...

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The costs of standardized apprenticeship curricula for training firms

Schweri, Jürg ; Aepli, Manuel ; Kuhn, Andreas

In: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021, vol. 13, p. 1-28

Standardized curricula define the set of skills that must be trained within a training occupation and thus are a key regulatory element of apprenticeship systems. Although clear economic rationales support the usage of such curricula, they necessarily impose costs, especially on firms that train apprentices, but do not use the full set of skills in their productive process and/or train other...

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Institutional Characteristics of Upper Secondary Vocational Education and Training in Switzerland: How Do They Affect VET Diploma Holders’ Early Labour Market Outcomes?

Grønning, Miriam

In: PhD Dissertation, 2021, p. 1-127

Internationally, the advantages of vocationally oriented education systems are emphasised. In countries with a strong dual vocational education and training (VET) system, vocationally trained individuals experience rapid transitions into the labour market and comparatively high entry wages. This pertains to the Swiss education and training system as well, which is characterised by a high...

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Effects of Experts’ Annotations on Fashion Designers Apprentices’ Gaze Patterns and Verbalisations

Coppi, Alessia E. ; Oertel, Catharine ; Cattaneo, Alberto

In: Springer Online, 2021, p. 1-21

Visual expertise is a fundamental profciency in many vocations and many questions have risen on the topic, with studies looking at experts and novices diferences’ in observation (e.g., radiologists) or at ways to help novices achieve visual expertise (e.g., through annotations). However, most of these studies focus on white-collar professions and overlook vocational ones. For example, observing...

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Fostering Apprentice Beauticians’ Visual Expertise Through Annotations: A Design Experiment Using the Platform Realto

Coppi, Alessia E. ; Cattaneo, Alberto

In: RedFame, 2021, vol. 9, no. 7, p. 27-40

Professional beauticians regularly perform skin analyses and should be skilled at observing small skin anomalies and skin damages. However, little is done directly for improving their observation skills at school, during their training. In order to foster apprentices’ observation skills of skin anomalies, a new training scheme exploiting annotations and attention guiding methods through the...