This paper analyzes the impact of secondary school dropout on the work outcomes of young people in ten developing countries. Understanding such a phenomenon is important because it may affect work prospects,exacerbate income inequality and determine macroeconomic lasting effects given that the formation of askilled workforce is a key element of economic development and growth.When accounting for endogeneity, we find that secondary school dropout decreases the probability ofbeing employed in non-elementary occupations, suggesting that unskilled workers fail to meet the increasingdemand for a skilled workforce. Secondary school dropout, indeed, hinders the accumulation of adequatelevels of human capital and anticipates entry into the unskilled labor market.Thus, policy-makers should aim at the extension and efficacy of compulsory education to the secondarylevel to avoid future under-education problems to promote a skilled workforce and encourage economicdevelopment and growth in the long run.

Mussida, C., Sciulli, D., Signorelli, M., Secondary school dropout and work outcomes in ten developing countries, <<JOURNAL OF POLICY MODELING>>, 2019; 41 (4): 547-567. [doi:10.1016/j.jpolmod.2018.06.005] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/148743]

Secondary school dropout and work outcomes in ten developing countries

Mussida, Chiara
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2019

Abstract

This paper analyzes the impact of secondary school dropout on the work outcomes of young people in ten developing countries. Understanding such a phenomenon is important because it may affect work prospects,exacerbate income inequality and determine macroeconomic lasting effects given that the formation of askilled workforce is a key element of economic development and growth.When accounting for endogeneity, we find that secondary school dropout decreases the probability ofbeing employed in non-elementary occupations, suggesting that unskilled workers fail to meet the increasingdemand for a skilled workforce. Secondary school dropout, indeed, hinders the accumulation of adequatelevels of human capital and anticipates entry into the unskilled labor market.Thus, policy-makers should aim at the extension and efficacy of compulsory education to the secondarylevel to avoid future under-education problems to promote a skilled workforce and encourage economicdevelopment and growth in the long run.
2019
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Mussida, C., Sciulli, D., Signorelli, M., Secondary school dropout and work outcomes in ten developing countries, <<JOURNAL OF POLICY MODELING>>, 2019; 41 (4): 547-567. [doi:10.1016/j.jpolmod.2018.06.005] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/148743]
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