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ERIC Number: EJ780294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Demand for Education and Labor Market Outcomes: Lessons from the Abolition of Compulsory Conscription in France
Maurin, Eric; Xenogiani, Theodora
Journal of Human Resources, v52 n4 p795-819 Fall 2007
Before 1997, education was a way for young French men to avoid military service in the army. After the abolition of compulsory conscription in 1997, this incentive to stay on in education disappeared. We show that the decrease in the benefit of pursuing education for men was followed by a fall in their educational achievement relative to women and by a decrease in their relative entry wages. These results suggest that high school dropout rates could be reduced by policies increasing the immediate benefits of pursuing education and that it would yield a substantial improvement in early labor market outcomes. (Contains 12 tables, 18 footnotes and 3 figures.) [This article produced by University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI.]
University of Wisconsin Press. 1930 Monroe Street, Madison, WI 53711-2059. Tel: 608-263-0668; Fax: 608-263-1173; e-mail: journals@uwpress.wisc.edu; Web site: http://www.wisc.edu/wisconsinpress/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France