This workshop was held at the OECD in Paris on 21-23 June 2000. It aimed to review the quality, usefulness and cross-national comparability of data and indicator systems on the transition from education to work, with particular reference to labour-force surveys, school-leaver surveys and other sources of longitudinal data. The background and aims of the workshop are explained in an accompanying Issues Paper.

The programme and written papers have been made available on this web site as they became available. A report has been prepared and may be circulated by DG Research of the European Commission. The workshop was attended by about 60 policy-makers, statisticians and researchers from the European Union and other countries. It was organised by the University of Edinburgh and members of the CATEWE project (Comparative Analysis of Transitions from Education to Work in Europe), in association with the OECD and Network B of the OECD’s INES (Education Indicators) Project. It was supported by the Key Action, "Improving the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base", Directorate F, DG Research, European Commission. 

Any enquiries about the workshop should be addressed to the co-organisers, David Raffe of the University of Edinburgh ( and Patrice de Broucker of Statistics Canada (

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Last update: 05 February 2001