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ERIC Number: EJ657269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
How Do Young People Choose College Majors?
Montmarquette, Claude; Cannings, Kathy; Mahseredjian, Sophie
Economics of Education Review, v21 n6 p543-56 Dec 2002
Constructs a model using an idiosyncratic expected-earnings variable to explain the probability that a student will choose a specific major among four choices of concentrations. Finds that the expected-earnings variable is essential in the choice of a college major; however, there are significant differences in the impact of expected earnings by gender and race. (Contains 29 references.) (Authors/PKP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth