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Early labour market returns to college subjects

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  • Paolo Buonanno, Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy
  • Dario Pozzoli, Denmark
  • http://www.asb.dk/omos/institutter/departmentofeconomics/
  • http://www.asb.dk/forskning/forskningscentreoggrupper/forskningscentre/centreforresearchinintegrationeducationqualificationsandmarg/
This paper aims at estimating early labour market outcomes  of Italian university graduates across college subjects. We devote great attention to endogenous selection issues using alternative methods to control for potential self-selection associated with the choice of the degree subject in order to unravel the causal link between college major and subsequent outcomes in the labour market.  Our results suggest that "quantitative" fields (i.e. Sciences, Engineering and Economics) increase not only the speed of transition into the first job and employment probability but also early earnings, conditional on employment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherAarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Department of Economics
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9788778823274
ISBN (Electronic)9788778823281
Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Research areas

  • University to work transition, College subject, Self-selection, Returns to education

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