Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/44190
Authors: 
Aparicio, Ainhoa
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5139
Abstract: 
This paper addresses the implications of transitory changes in labor market conditions for low versus high educated workers on the decision to acquire education. To identify this effect, I use the improvement in the labor market prospects of low educated workers motivated by the increases in employment and wages in the construction sector during the recent housing boom. The estimation strategy is based on the fact that changes in the labor market driven by the construction sector affect only men. Increases in construction activity are found to increase men's propensity to drop out of high-school, relative to women. According to this finding, policies promoting education should strengthen when in the presence of transitory shocks in the labor market that make dropping out more attractive.
Subjects: 
high-school dropout
housing boom
Spain
JEL: 
J24
J22
I20
L74
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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