Labor market returns to college education with vocational qualifications


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Author: Rzepka, Sylvi


In a context of demographic change, European governments seek ways to keep the skill set of the labor force flexible. One option to achieve this goal is widening access to college education to non-traditional students, such as those vocationally trained. Assessing whether this is a promising approach, I investigate what kind of labor market returns German non-traditional students can expect after enrolling in college rather than continuing with a vocational training-based career. Relying on the Adult Cohort of the National Educational Panel Study I use propensity score-adjusted...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Qualifications; Vocational education and training; Employment

Keywords: Career change; Outcomes of education and training; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: Europe; Germany

Published: Bochum, Germany: Ruhr University Bochum, 2016

Physical description: 46 p.

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Series: Ruhr economic papers; no. 633

ISBN: 9783867887373

ISSN: 1864-4872 (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 132.353

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