Educational Choice and Information on Labour Market Prospects : A Randomised Field Experiment ∗

@inproceedings{Kerr2014EducationalCA,
  title={Educational Choice and Information on Labour Market Prospects : A Randomised Field Experiment ∗},
  author={Sari Pekkala Kerr William R. Kerr and Tuomas Pekkarinen and Matti Sarvim{\"a}ki},
  year={2014}
}
We examine the impact of an information intervention offered to 97 randomly chosen high schools in Finland. Roughly 3,500 graduating students were surveyed and given information on the labour market prospects related to detailed educational degrees. Survey evidence suggests that the intervention led to information updating. However, we find no impact on the actual applications or enrollment patterns on average. Only a small subgroup of students that were most likely to update their beliefs as a… CONTINUE READING

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