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Earnings and Community College Field of Study Choice in Canada

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dc.creator Boudarbat, Brahim
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-16T07:10:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-16T07:10:20Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-16
dc.identifier http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20394
dc.identifier ppn:388187360
dc.identifier.uri http://koha.mediu.edu.my:8181/xmlui/handle/10419/20394
dc.description In this paper, we estimate a structural model of choice of field of study by community college students. We use data from the Canadian Survey of Graduates for 12,871 individuals who successfully completed their programs in Canadian community colleges (CEGEPs in Quebec) in 1990 and 1995. Over this period, the returns to fields such as health declined relative to other fields such as science and engineering, a fact that provides useful leverage for identifying the impact of earnings on the choice of field of study. Results indicate that the probability of selecting a specific college field of study depends significantly on expected earnings in this field relative to other fields. We also find that women put less weight on earnings than men when choosing a field of study and those students who were employed prior to starting college are more sensitive to earnings variations across fields of study than students with no prior work experience.
dc.language eng
dc.relation IZA Discussion paper series 1156
dc.rights http://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen
dc.subject J24
dc.subject J31
dc.subject ddc:330
dc.subject Canada
dc.subject community college
dc.subject field of study choice
dc.subject selection bias
dc.subject Studium
dc.subject Berufswahl
dc.subject Einkommen
dc.subject Lohn
dc.subject Erwartungstheorie
dc.subject Schätzung
dc.subject Kanada
dc.title Earnings and Community College Field of Study Choice in Canada
dc.type doc-type:workingPaper

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