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School Effects and Labor Market Outcomes for Young Adults in the 1980s and 1990s

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  • Constant, Amelie F.

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    (George Washington University, Temple University)

  • Konstantopoulos, Spyros

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    (Michigan State University)

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This study examines high school effects on the labor market success of young adults, above and beyond individual and family characteristics. We employ data from two longitudinal, nationally probability samples: the National Longitudinal Study and the High School and Beyond study and the 5th and 4th follow-up studies respectively. We employ multi-level models and adjust for selection into the labor force. Our findings reveal that there are differential, enduring school effects on future earnings for individuals attending different schools.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 671.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2002
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Publication status: published in: Applied Economics Quarterly, 49 (1), 2003, 5-22
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp671

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Keywords: multi-level models; labor market performance; school heterogeneity; school effects;

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