Uses a survey experiment to assess two models of student choice: one in which students use median earnings, and one in which students use median earnings and earnings variation. Provides background on the policy context, reviews related literature on earnings and major choice, discusses the researchers' empirical expectations, describes the experimental design of the study, presents the results, and discusses the findings.
Influence of Labor Market Outcomes Data on Major Choice: A Survey Experiment (Paper)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Education & Training
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
Research Publications & Reports
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