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Part-Time Work, School Success and School Leaving

36 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 1997  

Christian Dustmann

University College London; Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Najma Rajah

Frontier Economics Limited

Arthur van Soest

Tilburg University; Netspar; RAND Corporation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: April 15, 1996

Abstract

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

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

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