Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/182390
Authors: 
Liwiński, Jacek
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 253
Abstract: 
In 1999, a reform of education was implemented in Poland, which added one year to the shortest available educational path, leading to the acquisition of basic vocational education. In the new system, students choosing this path acquire one more year of general education, which, according to the authors of the reform, should improve the student's position in the labor market, as the inadequate general skills were identified as the main deficit of basic vocational education prior to the reform. Using the regression discontinuity design and data from the Polish LFS, we find that an additional year of general education has led to an increase in hourly wages of men, but not of women, who completed basic vocational schools.
Subjects: 
education
schooling
earnings
regression discontinuity design
JEL: 
I21
I26
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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