European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Senior Researcher in the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy
Social inequalities, especially in the field of education, policy evaluation methods, survey design
Researcher in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Unit of “Econometrics and Applied Statistics,” Ispra, Italy; Associate Professor in Social Statistics, University of Southampton, UK
PhD Economics, University of Hamburg, 2005
“Unequal emissions—unequal policy impacts: How do different areas of CO2 emissions compare?” In: Fitzpatrick, T. (ed.). International Handbook on Social Policy and the Environment. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2014 (with N. Bardsley and M. Buchs).
“Who emits most? Associations between socio-economic factors and UK households’ home energy, transport, indirect and total CO2 emissions.” Ecological Economics 90 (2013): 114–123 (with M. Buchs).
“Peer effects and measurement error: The impact of sampling variation in school survey data (evidence from PISA).” Economics of Education Review 31:6 (2012): 1136–1142 (with J. Micklewright and P. N. Silva).
“Non-response biases in surveys of school children: The case of the English PISA samples.” Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (General) 175:4 (2012): 915–338 (with J. Micklewright and C. J. Skinner).
“Gender differences in subjective well-being in Central and Eastern Europe.” Journal of European Social Policy 20:1 (2010): 74–85.
University dropouts and labor market success
Dropping out of university can be more advantageous than not having enrolled in university at allSylke V. Schnepf, September 2015With university education continuing to expand worldwide, university dropouts will make up a large group in future labor markets. Dropping out is routinely viewed as a negative indicator. However, data on university dropouts does not generally provide information on their labor market outcomes, so empirical evidence is sparse. The studies that have examined the issue show that dropping out can be more of an advantage than not having enrolled in university at all. Many dropouts are more likely than upper secondary school graduates with no university education to progress in their careers. And many graduate later in their life.MoreLess