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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2008
Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993 (B&B 93/97/03), I explore factors that contribute to the gender and racial gap in earnings among recent college graduate. Results indicate that college major remains the most significant factor in accounting for the gender gap in pay. Female graduates are still left…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Family Income, College Graduates, Socioeconomic Background
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2005
Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993, this study examines the effect of college quality and undergraduate majors on a variety of graduate education outcomes including graduate school enrollment, graduate degree attainment, and the quality of graduate programs. Other factors being equal, college quality has…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Majors (Students), Educational Quality, Graduate Study
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study reviews and explores varying effects of college quality caused by different measures of college quality, including Barron's ratings, mean SAT scores of entering freshman class, tuition and fees, and Carnegie Classification. Data for this research come from NCES's Baccalaureate & Beyond study. Results indicate that the estimated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Colleges, College Graduates, Income