Rational decisions in the life course : four essays in labor and education economics

Faculty/Professorship: Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Abschlussarbeiten 
Author(s): Wölfel, Oliver
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2019
Pages: VII, 152 ; Illustrationen, Diagramme
Supervisor(s): Heineck, Guido  
Language(s): German
Kumulative Dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2019
DOI: 10.20378/irbo-54955
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-549556
This cumulative dissertation is divided into four self-contained articles, each analyzing important decisions during the life course. Rational behavior is the theoretical framework for each article. Starting with childhood, the first investigates the decision among various secondary school tracks following elementary school. The second examines the decisions after secondary school related to transitions from secondary track into apprenticeship training and from apprenticeship training into the labor market. The third investigates the consequences of a decision in early adulthood and analyzes wage differences for men based on the type of compulsory military service. The fourth considers lifelong learning and analyzes working hours and gender-specific training participation.
GND Keywords: Schullaufbahn; Berufslaufbahn; Entscheidungsverhalten; Arbeitsmarkt; Bildungsökonomie; Lebenslanges Lernen; Einkommen
DDC Classification: 330 Economics  
RVK Classification: QC 020     QV 020     QB 320   
Type: Doctoralthesis
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/45737
Year of publication: 12. July 2019