Early Labour Market Returns to College Subjects
AbstractThis paper aims at estimating early labour market outcomes of Italian university graduates across college subjects. We devote great attention to endogenous selection issues using alternative methods to control for potential self-selection associated with the choice of the degree subject in order to unravel the causal link between college major and subsequent outcomes in the labour market. Our results suggest that “quantitative” fields (i.e. Sciences, Engineering and Economics) increase not only the speed of transition into the first job and employment probability but also early earnings, conditional on employment.
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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2008
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University to work transition; College subject; Self-selection; Returns to education;
Other versions of this item:
- C34 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-06-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-06-07 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-06-07 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2008-06-07 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2008-06-07 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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