ERIC Number: EJ717394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
Who Receives the College Wage Premium? Assessing the Labor Market Returns to Degrees and College Transfer Patterns
Light, Audrey; Strayer, Wayne
Journal of Human Resources, v39 n3 p746-773 Sum 2004
A wage models in which college-educated workers are classified according to their degree attainment, college type, and college transfer status are examined using data from the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Transfer students receive an 'indirect' wage benefit as changing colleges allows them to earn a degree.
Descriptors: Wages, Labor Market, Salary Wage Differentials, College Transfer Students, Surveys, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees, Outcomes of Education
University of Wisconsin Press, Journals Division, 1930 Monroe St., Madison, WI 53711-2059. Web site: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/home.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth