Education and Labour Markets Outcomes

A French-German Comparison

  • Charlotte Lauer

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 30)

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About this book


This book offers a comprehensive empirical analysis of educational inequalities and their consequences on individual labour market outcomes for men and women in France and Germany, two countries with different education systems. Using microdata of either country, the analyses mainly rely on econometric methods. After a detailed comparison of the French and the German education systems, the social determinants of school and post-school attainment are analysed. Then, the extent to which education reduces the unemployment risk is examined, distinguishing between risk of entering unemployment, unemployment duration and recurrence of unemployment episodes. Finally, evidence is given on the impact of education on individual earnings prospects.


Education Education Policy Employment Labour Markets Unemployment earnings labor market

Authors and affiliations

  • Charlotte Lauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social PolicyCentre for European Economic Research (ZEW)Mannheim

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1569-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1626-6
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