This paper deals with the question whether there is a significant impact of regional circumstances in explaining variations in transitions made by low educated school leavers. First we look at the choice between continuing education versus entering the labour market. Secondly we analyze the chance to get a job versus becoming unemployed. Finally we research the quality of the job in terms of wages of low educated young workers. Several explanatory regional circumstances are considered like urbanization and regional economic growth. The questions are analyzed using data of a schoolleaverssurvey in the period of 1996-2008 in the Netherlands. We find that regional factors have an impact on the decision to (not) continue education, the chance to get a job as well as on variation in wages of low educated graduates. However, they are not of main importance compared to other factors we take along.
|Mijlpalentype toekennen||Conference contribution|
|Status||Published - 30-aug.-2011|