Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90871
Authors: 
Denny, Kevin
Harmon, Colm
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W00/08
Abstract: 
This paper uses pooled cross-section data on recent school leavers in Ireland to model the determinants of labour market status and wages for young adults. Firstly we use a multinomial logit model to analyze whether individuals exit school to employment, unemployment or higher education. Family background is an important predictor for participation in higher education reflecting the degree of rationing in the system. The level of educational attainment influences the probability of entering higher education or employment. The estimates for earnings functions show large differences across gender with males being rewarded significantly higher. The returns to training are positive though biased upwards by sample selection particularly for females.
Subjects: 
youth
earnings
education
JEL: 
J31
J64
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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