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Los ingresos de los universitarios: ¿qué carreras pagan más?


  • Andrea Doneschi

    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República)

  • Victoria Novas

    (MEF,Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas)

  • Cecilia Velázquez

    (CINVE, Centro de Investigaciones Económicas)


Education, particularly higher education, generates both social benefits as private benefits, of which the individual appropriates. This paper attempts to determine the monetary benefits received by individuals who have completed higher education. For this porpous, it is consider the income of college students and the return obtained in the labor market derive from investing in human capital through the Internal Rate of Return (IRR). This estimate is made for different university courses, grouped in six areas of knowledge. It is important to note that the ultimate goal of this work is the estimated disposable income of college and then estimate the recovery of the Solidarity Fund and its Additional if payment is implemented in accordance with income. These results are in Doneschi, Novas and Velazquez (2009).

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  • Andrea Doneschi & Victoria Novas & Cecilia Velázquez, 2009. "Los ingresos de los universitarios: ¿qué carreras pagan más?," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1309, Department of Economics - dECON.
  • Handle: RePEc:ude:wpaper:1309

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    wage curve; internal rate of return.;

    JEL classification:

    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials


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