school-leaving age

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school-leaving age

[ˌskuːlˈliːvɪŋˌeɪdʒ] Nedad f en que se termina la escuela
to raise the school-leaving ageaumentar la edad de escolaridad obligatoria

school-leaving age

[ˌskuːlˈliːvɪŋˌeɪdʒ] netà f in cui termina l'obbligo scolastico
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To examine whether the new law affected school enrolment, Figures 2A, 2B, and 2C plot the portion of teenagers in school full-time in New Brunswick and in the other Maritime Provinces (which have minimum school-leaving ages of 16) between 1995 and 2004.
changes in school-leaving ages on school enrolment and attainment.
To focus the analysis on the effects of recent changes to compulsory school laws, I limit the sample to individuals aged 20 to 24 between 1975 and 2003, matched to the school-leaving ages shown in Figures 1A and 1B for the years 1970 to 1995.
This specification makes the assumption required for causal interpretation of the results more likely, but at the expense of possibly absorbing variation driven by the school-leaving ages and making the estimates less precise.
This paper examines one possible answer: raising the minimum school-leaving age above 16.
The finding: partly as a result of weak enforcement, recent changes in the school-leaving age had only a small--but still significant--impact on school completion rates.
Based on the results, the study estimates that raising the school-leaving age above 16:
More important are the effects of raising the school-leaving age above 16 on early unemployment and earnings outcomes for those forced to stay in school longer.
This is the first study to look at the impact of measures raising the school-leaving age over the last 20to 30-year period in North America.
Except for New Brunswick, all provinces mandate a minimum school-leaving age of 16.
Support for increasing the school-leaving age often rests on paternalistic hunches that students wishing to leave school early are, in fact, better off if they decide to stay on.
The purpose of this paper is to present new evidence from New Brunswick and the United States for considering whether the provinces should support and enforce an increase in the legal school-leaving age.

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