Education, religion and the 'first destinations' of recent school-leavers in Northern Ireland

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Title: Education, religion and the 'first destinations' of recent school-leavers in Northern Ireland
Authors: Murphy, Anthony
Shuttleworth, Ian
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1762
Date: Oct-1994
Abstract: This paper uses data forma cross-section survey of recent school-leavers in Northern Ireland to examine the relationship between personal and social characteristics and first destinations approximately 6 to 9 months after leaving school. Six destinations are distinguished - employment, YTP, unemployment, higher education, further education and other activity. Particular attention is paid to the roles of religion, qualifications and subject choice. Nested logit models are estimated and subjected to a battery of mis-specification tests. The results suggest that, after controlling for a standard range of factors, religion and number of qualifications, but not subject choice, are significant in explaining post school destinations. In particular, Catholic males who leave from fifth and lower sixth form are significantly less likely to be employed and more likely to be on a YTP scheme.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: School-leaversReligionEconomic activityLogit models
Subject LCSH: High school graduates--Employment--Northern Ireland
Youth--Employment--Northern Ireland
Labor market--Northern Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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