30 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2014 Last revised: 1 Nov 2016
Date Written: December 28, 2014
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: 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