The Effects of an Education-leave Program on Educational Attainment and Labor-market Outcomes

Abstract

I study the effect of an education-leave subsidy for the employed on labor-market outcomes and educational attainment using Finnish administrative linked employer-employee panel data and matching methods. The adult education allowance is available to employees with at least eight years of work experience and allows them to take a leave for 2–18 months to participate in an education program. I find large positive treatment effects on educational attainment and changing occupation. The treatment effects on earnings and employment are negative during the lock-in period and close to zero afterward. The effects are more positive for the less educated.

Education Economics, Vol. 29, Issue 3 (2021).

Information om publikationen

Forskningsgrupp
Arbetsmarknad och utbildning
Datum
31.05.2021
Nyckelord
Adult education, Education leave, Linked employer-employee data, Program evaluation
JEL
I22, J24, H43, C21, M5
Sidor
19
Språk
Engelska
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