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Career Choices of German High School Graduates: Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel

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  • Merz, M.
  • Schimmelpfenning, A.

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This paper explores the economic determinants affecting high shcool graduates' career choices in Germany. The estimation results show that high school graduates' career decisions are at least partially determined by economic considerations. Other major determinants are the parental skill-level, and age at the time of Abitur.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco99/11.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco99/11

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Keywords: EDUCATION ; HUMAN CAPITAL ; WORKERS' EDUCATION;

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  1. Lauer, Charlotte, 2000. "Enrolments in higher education in West Germany: the impact of social background, labour market returns and educational funding," ZEW Discussion Papers 00-59, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  2. Dustmann, Christian, 2001. "Parental Background, Primary to Secondary School Transitions, and Wages," IZA Discussion Papers 367, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Riphahn, Regina T., 1999. "Residential Location and Youth Unemployment: The Economic Geography of School-To-Work Transitions," IZA Discussion Papers 99, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Regina T. Riphahn, 2010. "Residential Location and Youth Unemployment: The Economic Geography of School-To-Work," Working Papers id:2648, eSocialSciences.

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