Why Do Some Young Adults Not Graduate from Upper-Secondary School?: On the Importance of Signales of Labour Market Failure
2016 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In high-income countries, not completing secondary school often entails a high risk of social exclusion. Using data on young adults born in 1985 who grew up in metropolitan Sweden, we study factors associated with not graduating from upper-secondary school at age 21. Our hypothesis is that if a young person sees examples of people who are not able to earn a living despite having a long education, such negative examples are influential. Results from estimated logistic models are consistent with the hypothesis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Upper-secondary education; neighbourhoods; immigrants; Sweden
Invandrare; Grannskap; Utbildning
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46377DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2016.1188145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-46377DiVA: diva2:1010259