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ERIC Number: EJ788083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
Who Goes to Graduate/Professional School? The Importance of Economic Fluctuations, Undergraduate Field, and Ability
Bedard, Kelly; Herman, Douglas A.
Economics of Education Review, v27 n2 p197-210 Apr 2008
This study examines the impact of fluctuations in entry-level labor market conditions on the graduate school enrollment decisions of newly minted undergraduate degree holders. Using repeated cross-section data for recently graduated science and engineering undergraduates from the National Survey of Recent College Graduates, and state-level unemployment rates to measure entry-level labor market conditions, we find that advanced degree enrollment patterns vary across the business cycle by undergraduate major, GPA, gender, and advanced degree type.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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