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dc.contributor.authorBoudarbat, Brahimen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:13:47Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:13:47Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20394-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we estimate a structural model of choice of field of study by community college students. We use data from the Canadian Survey of Graduates for 12,871 individuals who successfully completed their programs in Canadian community colleges (CEGEPs in Quebec) in 1990 and 1995. Over this period, the returns to fields such as health declined relative to other fields such as science and engineering, a fact that provides useful leverage for identifying the impact of earnings on the choice of field of study. Results indicate that the probability of selecting a specific college field of study depends significantly on expected earnings in this field relative to other fields. We also find that women put less weight on earnings than men when choosing a field of study and those students who were employed prior to starting college are more sensitive to earnings variations across fields of study than students with no prior work experience.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1156en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCanadaen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunity collegeen_US
dc.subject.keywordfield of study choiceen_US
dc.subject.keywordselection biasen_US
dc.subject.stwStudiumen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwErwartungstheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwKanadaen_US
dc.titleEarnings and Community College Field of Study Choice in Canadaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn388187360en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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