The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education in High School on Long-Term Entrepreneurial Performance

30 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2014 Last revised: 1 Nov 2016

Niklas Elert

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Fredrik Andersson

Statistics Sweden

Karl Wennberg

Linkoping University - Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS)

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Date Written: December 28, 2014

Abstract

This paper studies the long-term impact of entrepreneurship education and training in high school on entrepreneurial entry, performance, and survival. Using propensity score matching, we compare three Swedish cohorts from Junior Achievement Company Program (JACP) alumni with a matched sample of similar individuals and follow these for up to 16 years after graduation. We find that while JACP participation increases the long-term probability of starting a firm as well as entrepreneurial incomes, there is no effect on firm survival.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship Education, Quasi-experiment, Performance

JEL Classification: D22, L25, L26

Suggested Citation

Elert, Niklas and Andersson, Fredrik and Wennberg, Karl, The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education in High School on Long-Term Entrepreneurial Performance (December 28, 2014). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2543355

Niklas Elert

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) ( email )

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Sweden
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Fredrik Andersson

Statistics Sweden ( email )

Karlavägen 100
Stockholm
Sweden

Karl Wennberg (Contact Author)

Linkoping University - Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) ( email )

Norrköping, 601 74
Sweden

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