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Education, Gender and Youth in the labor market in Argentina

  • Jorge A. Paz

The main goal of this paper is to show the importance of secondary education in the results of Argentine youth in the labor market, both empirically and with existing data, and differentiating impacts by gender. The evidence suggests that secondary education promotes greater participation in the labor force and it does so in a higher degree among young women than young men. Also, compared with primary education, secondary school increases the employment opportunity of youth and has a positive effect on remuneration for both gender, but effect is more positive among boys than among girls.

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Paper provided by Universidad del CEMA in its series CEMA Working Papers: Serie Documentos de Trabajo. with number 272.

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Date of creation: Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:cem:doctra:272
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