The Value of Vocational Education : High School Type and Labor Market Outcomes in Indonesia

creativeworkseries.issn 1564-698X Newhouse, David Suryadarma, Daniel 2013-05-20T21:50:12Z 2013-05-20T21:50:12Z 2011-05-31
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the relationship between the type of senior high school attended by Indonesian youth and their subsequent labor market outcomes. This topic is timely in light of a recent policy shift that aims to dramatically expand vocational education. The analysis controls for an unusually rich set of predetermined characteristics, and exploits longitudinal data spanning fourteen years to separately identify cohort and age effects. There are four main findings. First, the estimated wage premium for vocational graduates, relative to general graduates, is greater for women than men. Second, the returns to public vocational school for men have plummeted for the most recent cohort, and male vocational graduates now face a large wage penalty. Third, the generally favorable outcomes of public school graduates can be partly explained by non-random sorting of students with higher test scores and better-educated parents into public schools. Finally, these peer effects appear to be particularly important for students with above-average test scores, as men with high scores earn a surprisingly small premium from graduating from vocational or private general school. These small returns for high-scoring men, as well as the dramatic fall in the earnings premium for all male vocational graduates, raise important concerns about the current expansion of public vocational education and the relevance of the male vocational curriculum in an increasingly service-oriented economy. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn 1564-698X
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1093/wber/lhr010
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Economic Review
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject academic education
dc.subject curriculum
dc.subject employment
dc.subject employment outcomes
dc.subject high school graduates
dc.subject high school level
dc.subject high schools
dc.subject information technology
dc.subject labor force
dc.subject literature
dc.subject Ministry of Education
dc.subject national examinations
dc.subject private schools
dc.subject schools
dc.subject secondary education
dc.subject skilled workers
dc.subject social science
dc.subject student costs
dc.subject Vocational Education
dc.subject vocational schools
dc.title The Value of Vocational Education : High School Type and Labor Market Outcomes in Indonesia en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Jobs 2012-11-30
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wber/lhr010
okr.journal.nbpages 296-322
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review Indonesia
okr.topic Education :: Education For All
okr.topic Education :: Effective Schools and Teachers
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Vocational & Technical Education
okr.volume 25(2)
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