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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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  • Merz, M. & Schimmelpfenning, A., 1999. "Career Choices of German High School Graduates: Evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel," Economics Working Papers eco99/11, European University Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:eui:euiwps:eco99/11
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    1. Asplund, Rita (ed.), . "Education and Earnings. Further Evidence from Europe," ETLA B, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, number 183.
    2. Regina T. Riphahn, 2002. "Residential location and youth unemployment: The economic geography of school-to-work transitions," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 15(1), pages 115-135.
    3. Dustmann, Christian, 2001. "Parental Background, Primary to Secondary School Transitions, and Wages," IZA Discussion Papers 367, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. 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.
    5. 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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    Keywords

    EDUCATION ; HUMAN CAPITAL ; WORKERS' EDUCATION;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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