Nguyen, A N and Taylor, J (2005) From school to first job: a longitudinal analysis. Working Paper. The Department of Economics, Lancaster University.Full text not available from this repository.
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|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2011 22:11|
|Last Modified:||27 Jul 2012 01:14|
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