Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125385
Authors: 
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 166
Abstract: 
The main goal of secondary school education in developed countries is to prepare students for higher education and the labor market. That demands high investments in study duration and specialized fields to meet rising skill requirements. However, these demands for more education are in opposition to calls for early entry to the labor market, to lengthen working lives to meet the rising costs associated with an aging population and to enable the intergenerational transfer of skills. One way to lengthen working lives is to shorten the duration of secondary school, an option recently implemented in Canada and Germany. The empirical evidence shows mixed effects.
Subjects: 
learning intensity
compression of curricula
education choice
personality traits
JEL: 
I21
J18
J24
C21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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