How Profitable is Higher Education in Colombia?
AbstractThis paper examines the education premium for graduate students in Colombia, focusing on the screening hypothesis which is tested via sheepskin effects. A new dataset for higher education is constructed using administrative records of educational institutions and social security information. The findings suggest that the Colombian labor market places a high value on an individual’s alma mater, followed in, second place, by undergraduate field of study. Finally, the evidence also implies that job experience acquired after obtaining a degree has a higher return than job experience obtained before or not related to the degree’s field of study.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía in its journal LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA.
Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): 73 ()
Postal: Lecturas de Economía, Departamento de Economía, Calle 67, 53-108, Medellin 050010, Colombia.
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