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Does it pay to attend an elite private college? Evidence on the effects of undergraduate college quality on graduate school attendance

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  • Eide, Eric
  • Brewer, Dominic J.
  • Ehrenberg, Ronald G.

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  • Eide, Eric & Brewer, Dominic J. & Ehrenberg, Ronald G., 1998. "Does it pay to attend an elite private college? Evidence on the effects of undergraduate college quality on graduate school attendance," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 17(4), pages 371-376, October.
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