The labor-market returns to community college degrees, diplomas, and certificates

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Title: The labor-market returns to community college degrees, diplomas, and certificates
Authors: Jepsen, Christopher
Troske, Kenneth
Coomes, Paul
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5554
Date: Jan-2014
Abstract: This paper provides among the first rigorous estimates of the labor-market returns to community college certificates and diplomas, as well as estimating the returns to the more commonly studied associate’s degrees. Using administrative data from Kentucky , we estimate panel data models that control for differences among students in pre-college earnings and educational aspirations. Associate’s degrees and diplomas have quarterly earnings returns of nearly $2,400 for women and $1,500 for men, compared with much smaller returns for certificates. There is substantial heterogeneity in returns across fields of study. Degrees, diplomas, and for women certificates correspond with higher levels of employment.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Journal: Journal of Labor Economics
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Start page: 95
End page: 121
Copyright (published version): 2014 University of Chicago Press
Keywords: Educational attainmentWagesCommunity colleges
DOI: 10.1086/671809
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
metadata.dc.date.available: 2015-01-01T04:00:07Z
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