Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances

  title={Student Employment and Later Labour Market Success: No Evidence for Higher Employment Chances},
  author={Stijn Baert and Olivier Rotsaert and Dieter Verhaest and Edward Omey},
  journal={ERN: Other Microeconomics: Search; Learning; Information Costs \& Specific Knowledge; Expectation \& Speculation (Topic)},
  • S. Baert, Olivier Rotsaert, E. Omey
  • Published 1 August 2016
  • Economics
  • ERN: Other Microeconomics: Search; Learning; Information Costs & Specific Knowledge; Expectation & Speculation (Topic)
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