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The early labour market effects of vocational higher education : is there a trade-off?
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Abstract
We investigate whether the choice for a higher education program with a substantial workplace learning component entails an early-career trade-off between on the one hand higher employment chances and better initial matches (when opting for a program with workplace learning) and on the other hand a lower risk of bad match persistence (when opting for a program without workplace learning). To this end, we rely on longitudinal data of Belgian graduates that track their careers up until the age of 29. We model the program choice, the transition to a good match and the preceding transition to a bad match simultaneously. To account for non-random selection into programs and into bad matches, the Timing of Events method is combined with an exclusion restriction. After accounting for observed and unobserved heterogeneity, we do not find evidence for a trade-off. This result contributes to the debate about the efficiency of vocationalizing tertiary education programs through the implementation of workplace learning.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Empirical economics. - Vienna
Empirical economics. - Vienna
Publication
Vienna : 2018
ISSN
0377-7332
Volume/pages
55 :3 (2018) , p. 1229-1270
ISI
000447504900013
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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