NATSEM Seminar Series
The dynamics of study-work choice and its effect on intended and actual university attainmentTue 11 July 2017Dr Xiaodong Gong / 11:00am-12:00pmSeminar Room 1, Building 24, University of Canberra
ABOUT THE TALK
We study the dynamics of study-work choices of Australian high school students and how these choices affect intended and actual enrolment in universities when they finish their school education. A dynamic random effect multi-equation model is constructed and estimated. We find that study-work choices are state dependent, driven by student heterogeneity and the school environment they are in. They are also related to behaviours of the fellow students in the same school. We find that study-work choices significantly affect enrolment in universities but they hardly have any effect on students’ preference for university attainment.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Xiaodong joined NATSEM in March 2011. Xiaodong has published in International and Australian journals such as Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, The Economic Record and many other reputable journals. His work includes modelling labour supply, tax and transfer policy, childcare, labour mobility, child development and education, and household consumption.
Prior to joining NATSEM, Xiaodong has worked at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA) in Germany, The Australian National University, and the Australian Treasury. He is adjunct to the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University and a Fellow of the IZA.