Does it pay to attend a prestigious university?

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Title: Does it pay to attend a prestigious university?
Authors: Chevalier, Arnaud
Conlon, Gavan
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Date: Aug-2003
Online since: 2009-07-21T15:44:31Z
Abstract: This paper provides evidence of heterogeneity in the returns to higher education in the UK. Attending the most prestigious universities leads to a wage premium of up to 6% for males. The rise in participation in higher education also led to a greater sorting of students and an increase in the returns to quality. These results somehow justify the recent introduction of top-up fees. Additionally, identification strategy matters and OLS estimates may be severely biased. However, our estimates, based on propensity score matching, are imprecise due to the thinness of the common support.
Funding Details: Department for Education and Skills; The Council for Industry and Higher Education
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP03/20
Keywords: Higher education qualityTuition fees
Subject LCSH: Education, Higher--Economic aspects
Wages--Effect of education on
Education, Higher--Finance
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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