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'Don't Know Much About History': Revisiting the Impact of Curriculum on Subsequent Labour Market Outcomes

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  • Geraint Johnes

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Regression and neural network models of wage determination are constructed where the explanatory variables include detailed information about the impact of school curricula on future earnings. It is established that there are strong non-linearities and interaction effects present in the relationship between curriculum and earnings. The results have important implications in the context of the human capital vs. signalling and screening debate. They also throw light on contemporary policy issues concerning the desirability of breadth vs. depth in the school curriculum. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research, 2005.

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Volume (Year): 57 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (07)
Pages: 249-271

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  1. G Johnes, 2005. "Skills and earnings revisited," Working Papers 573993, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  2. Kristjan-Olari Leping & Ott Toomet, 2007. "Ethnic Wage Gap And Political Break-Ups: Estonia During Political And Economic Transition," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia) 53, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).

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