36 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 1997
Date Written: 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.
JEL Classification: C35, I20, J24
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Dustmann, Christian and Rajah, Najma and van Soest, Arthur, Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving (April 15, 1996). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=40047 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.40047