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Earnings Differences Between Transfer and Non-transfer Students

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  • Holmlund, Linda

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    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Regnér, Håkan

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    (Saco)

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    Using data on three cohorts of Swedish university entrants, this study examines whether earnings vary between students who change universities and students who do not change. The results show that earnings, during the first years after leaving the university, are significantly lower for students who change universities compared to students who do not change. Earnings differences decrease significantly over time and over the earnings distribution. The pattern in the estimates seems consistent with non-transfer students, who have higher earnings because of their relatively earlier labor market entry, and transfer students catching up because of their additional human-capital investments.

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    Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 782.

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    Length: 33 pages
    Date of creation: 02 Oct 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0782

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    Keywords: College education; University choice; Earnings distribution;

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