Youth Labour Market Outcomes in Estonia: What Kind of Jobs Do Recent School Leavers Hold?
University of Tartu
Abstract. The transition from
education to working life plays a crucial role in the lives of young people.
This paper concentrates on the effect of personal characteristics and
historical time on the socio-economic status and class membership of school
leavers’ first job. Empirical results based on Estonian Labour Force Survey
show a significant effect of ascribed characteristics, social background and
educational level. The impact of aforementioned characteristics is also found
to vary depending on the time of labour market entry.