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Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving

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  • Dustmann, C.
  • Rajah, N.
  • van Soest, A.H.O.

    (Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management)

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This paper analyses the labour supply decisions of a cohort of 16 year-olds who were born in 1958 in England and Wales. It traces through the effects of part-time employment by teenagers still in full-time education on subsequent academic performance and school leaving decisions within a three equation structural model. Our results show that part-time work, educational attainment and school leaving decisions are all related to each other. Our analysis examines the impact of a wide range of variables on these events. We find, for instance, that class size not only affects exam performance, but has also an impact on school leaving decisions.
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  • Dustmann, C. & Rajah, N. & van Soest, A.H.O., 1996. "Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving," Other publications TiSEM de7d6cfa-8658-445e-a2a2-1, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    • C35 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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