The difficult school-to-work transition of high school dropouts : evidence from a field experiment / Pierre Cahuc (Crest-Ensae, Ecole Polytechnique, IZA and CEPR), Stéphane Carcillo (OECD, Sciences Po and IZA), Andreea Minea (Sciences Po and Crest-Ensae) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserCahuc, Pierre ; Carcillo, Stéphane ; Minea, Andreea
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, June 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10842
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This paper investigates the effects of the labor market experience of high school dropouts four years after leaving school by sending fictitious résumés to real job postings in France. Compared to those who have stayed unemployed since leaving school, the callback rate is not raised for those with employment experience, whether it is subsidized or nonsubsidized, in the market or non-market sector, if there is no training accompanied by skill certification. In particular, we find no stigma effect associated with subsidized or non-market sector work experience. Moreover, training accompanied by skill certification improves youth prospects only when the local unemployment rate is sufficiently low, which occurs in one fifth of the commuting zones only.