Pisa and the Transition into the Labour Market

27 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2009

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Kathrin Bertschy

affiliation not provided to SSRN

M. Alejandra Cattaneo

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stefan C. Wolter

Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education (SKBF); University of Bern - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Abstract

This paper uses unique Swiss longitudinal data that include information on Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 scores and the pathways chosen after completing compulsory school. Descriptive results show that students in vocational training, who obtained lower PISA results, are significantly more likely to be in an inadequate employment situation 2 years after finishing vocational training. Further analysis shows, however, that it is the type of vocational training pursued at upper secondary level that is decisive for a successful transition. Nevertheless, individual PISA scores have an indirect impact on the transition results, as they are an important factor explaining which pupils are more likely to get into an intellectually demanding vocational training and which ones are not.

Suggested Citation

Bertschy, Kathrin and Cattaneo, M. Alejandra and Wolter, Stefan C., Pisa and the Transition into the Labour Market. LABOUR, Vol. 23, Issue s1, pp. 111-137, March 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1378375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2008.00432.x

Kathrin Bertschy (Contact Author)

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M. Alejandra Cattaneo

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Stefan C. Wolter

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