Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving
University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Frontier Economics Limited
Arthur Van Soest
Tilburg University; Netspar; RAND Corporation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
April 15, 1996
This paper analyses the labour supply decisions of a cohort of 16 year-olds who were born in 1958 in England and Wales. It traces through the effects of part-time employment by teenagers still in full-time education on subsequent academic performance and school leaving decisions within a three equation structural model. Our results show that part-time work, educational attainment and school leaving decisions are all related to each other. Our analysis examines the impact of a wide range of variables on these events. We find, for instance, that class size not only affects exam performance, but has also an impact on school leaving decisions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
JEL Classification: C35, I20, J24
Date posted: January 15, 1997
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