Does A ‘Gap Year’ Have Benefits?

Ireland“Several employers are calling for the introduction of a compulsory gap year after the Leaving Cert, it has been reported. The report also says that a review compiled by the Irish Business and Employers Confederation suggests that pupils could develop their skills by working on a voluntary basis in the community for a year. While this is a classic case of self-selection (for now, at least), it could be worth asking about gap-years in future surveys of Irish college students …” (more)

[Martin Ryan, Geary Behavioural Economics Blog, 19 October]

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