School achievement and labour market outcomes
Literacy and numeracy skills, it has been argued, influence labour market outcomes such as earnings and unemployment. However, achievement in these foundation skills at school has seldom been used in investigations of unemployment. Longitudinal data allow the effects of earlier school achievement to be investigated net of background factors. Higher qualifications are associated with lower levels of unemployment and higher earnings but it has not been established whether this arises from the...[Show more]
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