Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27701
Authors: 
Coneus, Katja
Gernandt, Johannes
Saam, Marianne
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 09-019
Abstract: 
We analyse the determinants of dropout from secondary and vocational education in Germany using data from the Socio-Economic Panel from 2000 to 2007. In addition to the role of classical variables like family background and school achievements, we examine the effect of noncognitive skills. Both, better school grades and higher noncognitive skills reduce the risk to become an educational dropout. The influence of school achievements on the dropout probability tends to decrease and the influence of noncognitive skills tends to increase with age.
Subjects: 
Noncognitive skills
school grades
secondary education
vocational training
JEL: 
I21
J13
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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