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Vocational training and labor market outcomes in the Philippines

Paul Vandenberg and Jade Laranjo

International Journal of Educational Development, 2021, vol. 87, issue C

Abstract: The paper analyzes the labor market outcomes of graduates of post-secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Philippines. Using household data for 2015–2016, the results show significantly higher wages for TVET graduates relative to those who entered the job market with a secondary school education or below. However, individuals who both trained in TVET and pursued tertiary (university) education tend to have a lower wage than those with secondary school education or below. This counterintuitive result may be partly explained by the tendency for such dual-level individuals to complete the lowest level of TVET. Graduates of TVET are found more likely to be employed compared to individuals who only studied at secondary school or below as well as those who studied at the tertiary level.

Keywords: Skills training; TVET; Wage differential; Philippines (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102501

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