Does more general education reduce the risk of future unemployment? Evidence from an expansion of vocational upper secondary education

Does more general education reduce the risk of future unemployment? Evidence from an expansion of... •I investigate if more general education reduces the risk of future unemployment.•To establish causality I exploit a reform of Swedish vocational programs.•I do not find that longer and more general programs reduced the unemployment risk.•Weak students experienced more unemployment, possibly due to a higher dropout rate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economics of Education Review Elsevier

Does more general education reduce the risk of future unemployment? Evidence from an expansion of vocational upper secondary education

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0272-7757
eISSN
1873-7382
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.econedurev.2016.03.005
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Abstract

•I investigate if more general education reduces the risk of future unemployment.•To establish causality I exploit a reform of Swedish vocational programs.•I do not find that longer and more general programs reduced the unemployment risk.•Weak students experienced more unemployment, possibly due to a higher dropout rate.

Journal

Economics of Education ReviewElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2016

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