The impact of internship experience during secondary education on schooling and labour market outcomes

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Author: Neyt, Brecht; Verhaest, Dieter; Baert, Stijn


The literature on workplace learning in secondary education has mainly focussed on vocational education programmes. In this study, we examine the impact of internship experience in secondary education on a student's schooling and early labour market outcomes, by analysing unique, longitudinal data from Belgium. To control for unobserved heterogeneity, we model sequential outcomes by means of a dynamic discrete choice model. In line with the literature on vocational education programmes, we find that internship experience has a positive effect on labour market outcomes that diminishes...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Secondary education; Workforce development; Outcomes

Keywords: Internship; Workplace learning; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Employability; Attainment; Academic achievement; Transition from education and training to employment; Outcomes of education and training; Employment outcomes

Geographic subjects: Belgium; Europe

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2019

Physical description: 37 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 12778

ISSN: 2365-9793

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 139.204

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