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Influence of Labor Market Outcomes Data on Major Choice: A Survey Experiment (Paper)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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.

Education & Training
U.S. Labor Market & Industry
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Research Publications & Reports
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Portable Document Format (.pdf)
labor market outcomes
student choice
college major