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From school to first job: a longitudinal analysis

Nguyen, A N and Taylor, J (2005) From school to first job: a longitudinal analysis. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.

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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 as an alternative to high school graduation 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
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
ID Code: 48761
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 22:11
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 01:25
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