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IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
Stability of college rankings - A study of relative earnings estimates applying different methods and models on Swedish data
Abstract: The ranking of colleges varies both across methods and
model specifications. Still, earnings equations tend to be consistent with
regard to which colleges that on average are found in the top and bottom
half of the earnings distribution. Moreover, there are no systematic
differences in the ranking of colleges dependent on the age of the college,
i.e. old versus new colleges. Although ranking by earnings equations
provide some information about the relation to earnings, endogeneity issues
preclude any causal interpretation of the rankings presented here.
Keywords: University education; college chocie; ranking; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: I21; J16; J24; J31; J44; (follow links to similar papers)
51 pages, September 21, 2009
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