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Transition from school to first job: the influence of educational attainment

Taylor, J and Nguyen, A N (2003) Transition from school to first job: the influence of educational attainment. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the transition from high school to first job using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study 1988-2000. A proportional hazards model is estimated to identify the determinants of time-to-first-job. In contrast to earlier studies, there is strong evidence of positive duration dependence after controlling for unobserved heterogeneity. Time-to-first-job is correlated with educational attainment and type of school program attended. Attending a vocational program reduces time-to-first-job, but dropouts who obtain the General Educational Development qualification do not improve their chances of getting a job more quickly. Family background is insignificant.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: School-to-work transition ; duration dependence ; GED ; school program
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 48560
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:00
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:10
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/48560

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