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Residential location and youth unemployment: The economic geography of school-to-work transitions

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  • Regina T. Riphahn

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    (Department of Economics, University of Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany IZA and DIW Berlin, Germany)

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In response to increased international policy attention to youth unemployment this study investigates post-secondary school transitions of school leavers. Multinomial logit models are estimated for male and female German youth. The models control for individual, parent, and household characteristics, for those of the youth's region of residence and local labor markets. The findings suggest that immigrant youth has particularly low participation rates in continued education, and that youth unemployment is centered in high unemployment states and metropolitan areas. More generous academic benefit policies seem to be correlated with increased academic enrollment, and men's transitions to the military do reflect recent changes in defense policies.

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Volume (Year): 15 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 115-135

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:15:y:2002:i:1:p:115-135

Note: Received: 30 November 1999/Accepted: 3 August 2000
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Keywords: School-to-work; youth unemployment; local labor markets;

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