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.

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11 Jul 2011 21:00
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