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dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, Sethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:57:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:57:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201111213504-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58888-
dc.description.abstractI combine a regression discontinuity design with rich data on academic and labor market outcomes for a large sample of Florida students to identify the returns to four-year college for students on the academic margin of college admission. In addition, I develop a theoretical model of college choice with and without credit constraints that allows for intuitive tests of the importance of credit constraints within this population. I find that students who obtain high school grades just above the threshold value for admissions eligibility at a large public university in Florida are much more likely to attend a four-year college and much less likely to attend a community college than students with grades just below the threshold. The earnings returns to a year of four-year college for affected students are 8.7 percent, nearly identical to returns to college for the population of Florida high school students. Consistent with the credit constraints hypothesis, poorer students who are more likely to be credit constrained work more while in college and realize higher post-college returns.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6107en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordreturns to collegeen_US
dc.subject.keywordcredit constraintsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunity collegeen_US
dc.subject.stwStudierendeen_US
dc.subject.stwAbsolventenen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsertragen_US
dc.subject.stwStudienfinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerschuldungsrestriktionen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwFloridaen_US
dc.titleThe returns to four-year college for academically marginal studentsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn69006618Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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