Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125405
Authors: 
Schnepf, Sylke V.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 182
Abstract: 
With university education continuing to expand worldwide, university dropouts will make up a large group in future labor markets. Dropping out is routinely viewed as a negative indicator. However, data on university dropouts does not generally provide information on their labor market outcomes, so empirical evidence is sparse. The studies that have examined the issue show that dropping out can be more of an advantage than not having enrolled in university at all. Many dropouts are more likely than upper secondary school graduates with no university education to progress in their careers. And many graduate later in their life.
Subjects: 
higher education
dropout
labor market chances
international comparison
JEL: 
I21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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