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Youth Employment and Academic Performance in High School

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  • Eckstein, Zvi

    () (Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya)

  • Wolpin, Kenneth

    () (University of Pennsylvania)

Abstract

A fundamental premise of Federal and State legislation that restricts the hours that minors can be employed while school is in session is that working may adversely affect school performence. In this paper, we develop and structurally estimate a sequential of high school attendance and work decicions. Policy experiments based on the models estimates indicate that even the most restrictive prohibition would have only a limited impact on the high school graduation rates of with males.

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  • Eckstein, Zvi & Wolpin, Kenneth, 1998. "Youth Employment and Academic Performance in High School," IZA Discussion Papers 18, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp18
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    1. Felgueroso, Florentino & Gutiérrez-Domenech, María & Jiménez Martín, Sergi, 2013. "¿Por qué el abandono escolar se ha mantenido tan elevado en España en las últimas dos décadas? El papel de la Ley de Educación (LOGSE)," Economic Reports 02-2013, FEDEA.
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    4. Belzil, Christian, 2007. "The return to schooling in structural dynamic models: a survey," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 51(5), pages 1059-1105, July.
    5. María Victoria Fazio, 2004. "Incidencia de las Horas Trabajadas en el Rendimiento Académico de Estudiantes Universitarios Argentinos," Department of Economics, Working Papers 052, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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    11. Lee, Chanyoung & Orazem, Peter F., 2010. "High school employment, school performance, and college entry," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 29-39, February.
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    Keywords

    school attendance; working decisions; working hours;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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