Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Early Labour Market Returns to College Subjects
() and Dario Pozzoli
Abstract: This 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.
Keywords: University to work transition; College subject; Self-selection; Returns to education; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C34; I21; J24; (follow links to similar papers)
44 pages, May 1, 2008
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