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The Value of Vocational Education: High School Type and Labor Market Outcomes in Indonesia

Newhouse, David; Suryadarma, Daniel


This paper examines the relationship between the type of senior high school attended by Indonesian youth and their subsequent labor market outcomes. This topic is timely in light of a recent policy shift that aims to dramatically expand vocational education. The analysis controls for an unusually rich set of predetermined characteristics, and exploits longitudinal data spanning fourteen years to separately identify cohort and age effects. There are four main findings. First, the estimated wage...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The World Bank Economic Review
DOI: 10.1093/wber/lhr010


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