The labour market effects of the polish educational reform of 1999

Drucker, Luca Flóra, Horn, Dániel ORCID: and Jakubowski, Maciej (2022) The labour market effects of the polish educational reform of 1999. Journal for Labour Market Research, 56 (1). DOI

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We estimate the effect of the 1999 education reform in Poland on employment and earnings. The 1999 education reform in Poland replaced the previous 8 years of general and 3/4/5 years of tracked secondary education with 9 years of general and 3/3/4 years of tracked upper-secondary education. The reform also introduced new curricula, national examinations, teacher standards, and a transparent financing scheme. Our identification strategy relies on a difference-in-differences approach using a quasi-panel of pooled year-of-survey and age-of-respondent observations from the Polish sample of the EU-SILC database. The results indicate that the reform has increased employment probability (by around 3 percentage points) and earnings (by around 4%).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:education reform, returns to education, poland, detracking, labour market, difference-in-differences
JEL classification:I21 - Analysis of Education
I24 - Education and Inequality
I26 - Returns to Education
J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Divisions:Institute of Economics
Subjects:Labour economics
Projects:Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (Project no. 109338) OTKA K-109338, Education Economics Network (ID: 691676) H2020 EdEN
ID Code:7603
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:09 Sep 2022 07:37
Last Modified:22 Sep 2022 07:32

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