The effect of school-year employment on cognitive skills, risky behavior, and educational achievement

Rune Vammen Lesner*, Anna Piil Damm, Preben Bertelsen, Mads Uffe Pedersen

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

17 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We estimate the causal effect of hours of employment during the final year of compulsory school on cognitive skills, risky behavior, and educational achievement. The effect is identified by exploiting variation in hours of school-year employment between employed twins and estimation of a value-added model using administrative registers. Increasing hours of school-year employment increases grades in the school exit exams, reduces juvenile delinquency in the following year, and increases the years of schooling attained by age 20. If anything, increasing hours of school-year employment reduces school dropout and school absence. Our results are consistent with a non-linear effect of employment intensity on educational achievement and employment being preventive of risky behavior.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer102241
TidsskriftEconomics of Education Review
Vol/bind88
Antal sider29
ISSN0272-7757
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2022

Fingeraftryk

Dyk ned i forskningsemnerne om 'The effect of school-year employment on cognitive skills, risky behavior, and educational achievement'. Sammen danner de et unikt fingeraftryk.

Citationsformater