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dc.contributor.authorSiegfried, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStock, Wendy A.en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1996-1997en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T16:09:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T16:09:37Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/23500-
dc.description.abstractThe elapsed time taken to earn a Ph.D. in economics is analyzed with data from 620 (of about 950) 1996-97 Ph.D.s. The median is 5.3 years. A duration model indicates that those students at several of the most highly regarded programs, those supported by no-work fellowships, and those holding a prior masters degree finish faster than others. Americans, those who start jobs before completing their degree, and those who have children take longer. Kids slow the progress of women, but not of men. The only difference among fields is a longer time required for industrial organization and international economics. There is no difference in time-to-degree between men and women, married and single students, older and younger students, and those enrolled in larger or smaller Ph.D. programs. Fellowship support is more important for speeding the progress of women than that of men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWPEHE discussion paper series / Williams College, Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education 53en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswissenschaftleren_US
dc.subject.stwGehalten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufseinstiegen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleSo you want to earn a Ph. D. in economics : how long do you think it will take?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn366095331en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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