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ERIC Number: EJ1158829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Who Benefits Most from a University Degree?: A Cross-National Comparison of Selection and Wage Returns in the US, UK, and Germany
Luthra, Renee Reichl; Flashman, Jennifer
Research in Higher Education, v58 n8 p843-878 Dec 2017
Recent research on economic returns to higher education in the United States suggests that those with the highest wage returns to a college degree are least likely to obtain one. We extend the study of heterogeneous returns to tertiary education across multiple institutional contexts, investigating how the relationship between wage returns and the propensity to complete a degree varies by the level of expansion, differentiation, and cost of higher education. Drawing on panel data and matching techniques, we compare findings from the US with selection into degree completion in Germany and the UK. Contrary to previous studies, we find little evidence for population level heterogeneity in economic returns to higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States; United Kingdom
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