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On the Return to Gaining in-School Work Experiences

Sofie J. Cabus & Carla Haelermans

TIER WORKING PAPER SERIES

TIER WP 13/11

 

Abstract

Wages are a composite measure of the return to education and the

return to experiences on-the-job. However, work experiences can also be

part of a study curriculum in vocational education and training, as is

the case in the Netherlands. We estimate the return to in-school work

experiences by using Heckman (1979) selection model and Rubin (1974,

2006) matching model. First, we show that both models yield similar and

significant results of +16 percent. Second, we indicate that these models

do not appropriately deal with censored observations in the presence of

an informal market.

 

Please contact the authors if you want to download this working paper.

s.cabus@maastrichtuniversity.nl

carla.haelermans@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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