The Re-engagement in Education of Early School Leavers
AbstractBy OECD standards, the share of the Australian labour force with at least a secondary school qualification is low. One way to rectify this shortfall is to improve rates of re-engagement in education among early school leavers. This paper examines the patterns of re-engagement among early school leavers in the HILDA sample. A key finding is that the early years after leaving school are crucially important, with rates of re-engagement dropping dramatically in the first three years out from school. For those who enter the labour market after school, results suggest that finding work, especially satisfying work, is an important driver for returning to study.
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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2011
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Early school leavers; vocational education and training; re-engaging in education;
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- David Black & Cain Polidano & Yi-Ping Tseng, 2012. "The Re-engagement in Education of Early School Leavers," Economic Papers, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 31(2), pages 202-215, 06.
- J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-08-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2011-08-09 (Education)
- NEP-LAB-2011-08-09 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-08-09 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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