New research paper by Daniel Gladwell, Gurleen Popli and Aki Tsuchiya on Estimating the impact of health on NEET status available now.

Abstract

This paper uses a dynamic Structural Equation Model of ability formation to investigate the determinants of NEET (not in education, employment or training) status in adolescents, with special focus on health. The model addresses the issue of measurement error in estimating ability and mental health; and explores the determinants of ability and NEET status through time. The analysis finds that ability remains the key predictor of NEET status; and while general health plays an important role in the formation of ability for both girls and boys, the impact of mental health differs between the sexes.