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Matching the demand for and supply of training in the school-to-work transition

Andrews, M J and Bradley, S and Stott, D (2002) Matching the demand for and supply of training in the school-to-work transition. Economic Journal, 112 (478). c201-c219. ISSN 0013-0133

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Abstract

This empirical paper investigates skill formation in the youth labour market. Using event-history data collected from the administrative records of Lancashire Careers Service, we model `training preferences' formed at school by young people and `training destinations', ie the occupation of the first job/training scheme. We also model the duration of the individual's first unemployment spell. Competing risks models with flexible piece-wise linear baseline hazards and unobserved heterogeneity are estimated. There is evidence of occupational segregation by gender and an excess demand for general training. Outcomes are mainly determined by examination performance, ethnicity and whether disadvantaged.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Economic Journal
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 43516
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:20
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/43516

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