Labor-force effects of 1967-68 changes in education policy in Irish republic
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:A.D. Tussing, 'Labor-force effects of 1967-68 changes in education policy in Irish republic', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol.7 (Issue 3), 1976, 1976, pp289-304
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In 1968 the so-called 'free' secondary education scheme was introduced, and mintermediate and leaving certificate courses were added in vocational schools. This article examines the effect on the labour force of these changes, and finds that the labour force is smaller, by approximately 20,000 persons as of 1975 as a result of the changes; that the reduction took effect through reduced entry into the labour force in the years 1968 through 1970 or 1971; that the number of those entering the job market today is about what it would have been in the absence of the changes; but that the composition of those entering the labour force has changed considerably, in the direction of older and more educated persons seeking first jobs.
Author: Tussing, A.D.
Publisher:Economic & Social Studies
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Economic and Social Review
Vol.7 (Issue 3), 1976
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