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To find or not to find a first “significant” job

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  • Cecilia Albert verdú

    (Universidad de Alcalá)

  • Luis Toharia Cortés

    (Universidad de Alcalá)

  • María A. Davia Rodríguez

    (Universidad de Castilla La-Mancha)

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In this paper we look at school-to-work transitions in Spain. We distinguish between significant and non-significant jobs and show that educational investment enhances access to a first significant job compared to a non-significant one. We also find strong differences between men and women: education attainment provides a clearer differentiating device for women than for men, whatever field of education females choose. These results are tested and confirmed by a multinomial probit model of the probability of achieving both significant and non-significant jobs and by a discrete time duration model of the probability of achieving a significant job.

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Article provided by Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Estructura Economica y Economia Publica in its journal Revista de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 16 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
Pages: 37-59

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Keywords: School-to-work transition; job search; youth labour market;

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  1. Dolores Garcia Crespo & María Isabel Aguilar Ramos & Beatriz Rodríguez-Prado & Helena Corrales Herrero, 2010. "Formación profesional y acceso al empleo de calidad en España," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 5, in: María Jesús Mancebón-Torrubia & Domingo P. Ximénez-de-Embún & José María Gómez-Sancho & Greg (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 5, edition 1, volume 5, chapter 45, pages 891-914 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.

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