The fifth pillar deals with returns to education over the life course. The NEPS does not just conceive returns to education in terms of qualification-specific remuneration and labor-market opportunities. It views them in a broader sense that includes, for example, political participation, active involvement in society, physical and mental health, opportunities for seeking a partner and starting a family, and subjective well-being. Some of these returns, such as physical and mental health or a student's active involvement in society, can be assessed long before entry into the labor market. As a result, these can also be documented and analyzed in terms of their life-course-related development.
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