General Education, Vocational Education, and Labor-Market Outcomes over the Life-Cycle

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Eric A. Hanushek; Ludger Woessmann; Lei Zhang;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: life-cycle | I20 | International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) | J64 | J31 | employment | J24 | vocational education | vocational education, apprenticeship, employment, wages, life-cycle, adult education, International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) | wages | apprenticeship | adult education | surplus subsidy schemes, polluting monopolist, verifiable regulatory mechanisms
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Policy debates about the balance of vocational and general education programs focus on the school-to-work transition. But with rapid technological change, gains in youth employment from vocational education may be offset by less adaptability and thus diminished employme... View more
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