Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141645
Authors: 
Gustafsson, Björn Anders
Katz, Katarina
Österberg, Torun
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9886
Abstract: 
In high-income countries, not completing secondary school often entails a high risk of social exclusion. Using data on young adults born in 1985 that grew up in metropolitan Sweden, we study factors associated with not graduating from upper secondary school at age 21. Our hypothesis is that if a young person sees examples of people who are not able to earn a living despite having a long education, such negative examples are influential. Results from estimated logistic models are consistent with the hypothesis.
Subjects: 
secondary schooling
Sweden
social exclusion
neighbourhoods
JEL: 
D64
I24
R23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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