Navon, Guy (2006): Human Capital Heterogeneity: University Choice and Wages.
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This paper analyzes the impact of post-secondary education on wages in Israel. The focus is on the impact of university choice on individual wages controlling for the degree acquired and the area of study. Although the raw data indicate that universities command a different return to education, the paper shows that this is due to the selection of more able individuals to particular universities and not to differences in the quality of education offered. The paper is based on a unique data set linking the 1995 census of population, the universities’ records, and the Manufacturing and Crafts Survey.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Human Capital Heterogeneity: University Choice and Wages|
|Keywords:||universities, wage, human capital, Heterogeneity, return, education, private, guy, navon, israel|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Institutions > I23 - Higher Education ; Research Institutions
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital ; Skills ; Occupational Choice ; Labor Productivity
|Depositing User:||Guy Navon, Ph.D|
|Date Deposited:||24. Jul 2008 10:34|
|Last Modified:||06. Jan 2016 14:49|
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