ERIC Number: EJ1160803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Does the Reputation of a Faculty Member's Graduate Programme and Institution Matter for Labour Market Outcomes?
Warshaw, Jarrett B.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Choi, Hyejin
Journal of Education and Work, v30 n8 p793-812 2017
For a future faculty member the choice of which graduate programme and institution to attend is considered to have important implications for securing academic employment, developing skills to succeed in academia, and yielding positive returns on investment of time and money in education. Yet does it matter where a faculty member attends graduate school--and if so, is it the reputation of the programme or the institution that matters most for his or her labour market outcomes? In this study, we used nationally representative data from the U.S. to estimate the relationship between a faculty member's graduate programme and institution and their institution of first academic employment, research productivity, and salary. Our findings suggest that the reputation of one's graduate department may factor more heavily than reputation of institution in the type and level of institution at which he or she is first employed, while graduate institution reputation has notable marginal, positive benefits associated with research productivity and salary. We discuss implications for the influence of graduate education on academic careers.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Choice, Reputation, Career Choice, Teaching (Occupation), Graduate Study, Labor Market, Employment Potential, Human Capital, Education Work Relationship, Research, Productivity, Salaries, Statistical Analysis, College Faculty, Higher Education, National Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty
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