Body, Kady Marie-Danielle, Bonnal, Liliane and Giret, Jean-François (2014) Does Student employment really impact academic achievement? The case of France. Applied Economics, vol. 46 (n° 25). pp. 3061-3073.

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Identification Number : 10.1080/00036846.2014.920483


Student employment is usually thought to curb academic achievement. Our research relating to a survey at a French university in 2012 emphasizes the significance of the intensity of student working hours. Allowance for the endogeneity of student employment reinforces the negative effects, particularly for young people working more than 16 hours a week. However, the academic achievement of those working fewer than 8 hours per week seems unaffected. The type of employment also affects the chances of success: students with public sector jobs appear to be less prone to failure, possibly because of more flexible working hours.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 28 May 2014
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: student employment, academic achievement, bivariate probit, treatment effect
JEL Classification: J20 - General
J22 - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 15:49
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