Do vocational high school graduates have better employment outcomes than general high school graduates?

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Author: Torun, Huzeyfe; Tumen, Semih


This paper estimates the causal effect of vocational high school (VHS) education on employment likelihood relative to general high school (GHS) education in Turkey using census data. To address non-random selection into high school types, [the authors] collect construction dates of the VHSs at the town-level and use VHS availability in the town by age 13 as an instrumental variable. The first-stage estimates suggest that the availability of VHS does not affect the overall high school graduation rates, but generates a substitution from GHS to VHS. The [ordinary least squares] OLS...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Outcomes; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Employment

Keywords: Employability; Employment opportunity; School leavers; Outcomes of education and training; VET in schools; General education

Geographic subjects: Turkey; Europe

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2017

Physical description: 35 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 10507

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.622

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