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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Earning while learning: When and how student employment is beneficial
Organization Unit
  • Regula Geel
  • Uschi Backes-Gellner
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Labour
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1121-7081
Volume 26
Number 3
Page Range 313 - 340
Date 2012
Abstract Text Although studies of student employment (‘earning while learning’) mostly find positive wage effects, they do not adequately consider the relation of the employment to the field of study. We investigate how different types of student employment during tertiary education affect short- and long-term labour market returns. Beyond examining differences between non-working and part-time working students, we distinguish between student employment related and unrelated to the field of study. Our results show significant positive labour market returns of ‘earning while learning’ only for student employment related to the field of study. These returns consist of a lower unemployment risk, shorter job-search duration, higher wage effects, and greater job responsibility.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2012.00548.x
Other Identification Number merlin-id:7468
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