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The Difficult School-to-Work Transition of High School Dropouts: Evidence from a field experiment

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  • Cahuc, Pierre
  • Carcillo, St�phane
  • Minea, Andreea

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This paper investigates the effects of the labor market experience of high school dropouts four years after leaving school by sending fictitious resumes to real job postings in France. Compared to those who have stayed unemployed since leaving school, the callback rate is not raised for those with employment experience, whether it is subsidized or non-subsidized, in the market or non-market sector, if there is no training accompanied by skill certification. In particular, we find no stigma effect associated with subsidized or non-market sector work experience. Moreover, training accompanied by skill certification improves youth prospects only when the local unemployment rate is sufficiently low, which occurs in one fifth of the commuting zones only.

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  • Cahuc, Pierre & Carcillo, St�phane & Minea, Andreea, 2017. "The Difficult School-to-Work Transition of High School Dropouts: Evidence from a field experiment," CEPR Discussion Papers 12120, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Emmanuel Duguet & Rémi Le Gall & Yannick L’Horty & Pascale Petit, 2018. "How does labour market history influence the access to hiring interviews?," TEPP Working Paper 2018-03, TEPP.
    2. Van Belle, Eva & Caers, Ralf & De Couck, Marijke & Di Stasio, Valentina & Baert, Stijn, 2017. "Why Is Unemployment Duration a Sorting Criterion in Hiring?," IZA Discussion Papers 10876, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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    Job subsidies; Training; youth unemployment;

    JEL classification:

    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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