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Mardi 28 Mars 2017

François POINAS

(Toulouse School of Economics)

Avec Christian BELZIL

présentera une communication :

"A Qualitative Approach to the Estimation of Returns to Schooling in France" 


de 14 h à 15 h 30 en salle S016 au CREST, 15 Boulevard Gabriel Péri, 92245 MALAKOFF (Métro : Malakoff/Plateau de Vanves (Immeuble "Malakoff 2)).


Abstract: This paper estimates returns to schooling within a framework which incorporates the qualitative nature of the French schooling system. We estimate a sequential dynamic discrete choice model of schooling decisions. In our model, individuals can acquire general skills or professional skills, both in High School and at Higher Education undergraduate level. Our approach allows us to account for individuals self-selection into various education paths. We find evidence that professional training offers interesting possibilities to those who do not have strong academic skills. Indeed, in some cases, those who complete professional training may outperform those who fail from the academic track.