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Youth Transition from School to Work in Spain

Abstract : Using a data set drawn from the Encuesta Socio-Demográfica conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística in 1991, we analyze the labor market entrance of Spanish school leavers and the match between education and work at the early stages of working life. The empirical evidence shows that human capital exerts a strong influence on the duration of unemployment. With regard to the job match between education and work we find that young workers are more likely to be underutilized compared to their adult co-workers. Regression results indicate that people with higher education have, all else being equal, a lower probability of being overeducated and a shorter lenght of unemployment. They also show the poor performance of upper secondary education ; a key problem in the Spanish educational system.
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Gérard Lassibille, Isabel Aguilar Ramos, María Lucía Navarro Gómez, Carolina de La O Sanchez. Youth Transition from School to Work in Spain . Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, 2001, 20 (2), pp.139-149. ⟨halshs-01266336⟩



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