Modeling Enrollment in and Completion of Vocational Education: The role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills by program type

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  • Leslie S. Stratton
    Leslie S. StrattonVirginia Commonwealth University, Virginia
  • Nabanita Datta Gupta
  • David Reimer
  • Anders Holm
    Anders HolmUniversity of Western OntarioCanada
We examine the role of cognitive and non-cognitive skills on enrollment in and completion of three types of vocational training (VET): education/health, technical, and business. Using two nine-year panels of Danish youths, estimation proceeds separately by gender, controlling for selection and right censoring. Cognitive skills are captured with math and language exam scores, non-cognitive skills with teacher-assigned grades. We find that all skills are inversely related to enrollment and math scores are positively related to certification for all VET programs. Language skills are, however, inversely related to completion for technical VET and non-cognitive skills are important only for business VET.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages67
StatePublished - 19 Apr 2017
SeriesEconomics Working Papers
Number2017-02

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