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Title:Does It Pay to Attend a Prestigious University? PDF Logo
Authors:Chevalier, Arnaud
Conlon, Gavan
Issue Date:2003
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 848
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.
Subjects:higher education quality
tuition fees
JEL:I22
I20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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