The effects of an education-leave program on educational attainment and labor-market outcomes
Kauhanen, A. (2021). The effects of an education-leave program on educational attainment and labor-market outcomes. Education Economics, 29(6), 651-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/09645292.2021.1929849
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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.
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Additional information about fundingI thank the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland (Grant nos. 303536 & 303533) for funding
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