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ERIC Number: EJ963507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
The Earnings Benefits of Majoring in STEM Fields among High Achieving Minority Students
Melguizo, Tatiana; Wolniak, Gregory C.
Research in Higher Education, v53 n4 p383-405 Jun 2012
The purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of the association between major field of study in college and early career earnings among a sample of academically accomplished minority students. Results demonstrate the economic benefits minority students experience from majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math field during college, and highlight the importance of gaining employment in a closely related field in order to secure those benefits. The results also illustrate the need to carefully account for self-selection when estimating the earnings premiums in relation to educational experiences during college. Implications for policy and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED544772