The unequal opportunity for skills acquisition during the Great Recession in Europe
Sara Ayllón () and
Natalia Nollenberger ()
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Natalia Nollenberger: IE Business School - IE University
No 2018/13, Working Papers from Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB)
This paper is the first to investigate the extent to which the high levels of jobless-ness resulting from the Great Recession across Europe have translated into higher school attendance among youth. Using cross-sectional and longitudinal data from the EU-SILC for 28 countries, we establish a robust counter-cyclical relationship between rising unemployment rates and school enrolment. The same is true of transitions back to education. Our analysis by subgroups reveals a worrying trend, with youths who have the most disadvantaged backgrounds (measured by low household income) less likely to enrol in tertiary studies when unemployment rises.
Keywords: Unemployment; School Enrolment; Transitions Back to Education; Youth; Great Recession; EU-SILC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E32 I23 I24 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-lab and nep-mac
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