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Wages and Higher Education Participation

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  • Eleftheriou, Konstantinos
  • Athanasiou, George
  • Petrakis, Panagiotis

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The paper develops a model for the screening mechanism for higher education, within an adverse selection framework. Specifically it examines the effect of wage earned by high school graduates on higher education participation. The model pinpoints a positive relation between the “high school” wage and the number of candidates entered in higher education with positive influences on the quality of selection mechanism. An empirical examination is conducted, using U.S. data, in order to investigate the validity of our analytical results.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19615.

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Date of creation: 13 Sep 2009
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19615

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Keywords: Admissions; High school wage; Higher education; Quality;

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