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

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Author: Torun, Huzeyfe; Tumen, Semih

Abstract:

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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http://legacy.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=10507

Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 10507

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.622

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