Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170895
Authors: 
Weinstein, Russell
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10911
Abstract: 
Using Baccalaureate and Beyond data, I study whether university quality, both absolute and relative to other universities in the region, affects earnings one and ten years after graduation, controlling for the individual's SAT score. One year after graduation, high SAT score students earn 12% less if their university's regional rank is worse by 35 places, conditional on absolute university quality. This effect disappears ten years after graduation. The results suggest initial job quality does not have long-run career effects. The results also confirm the initial importance of a university's regional rank, an often overlooked dimension of university quality.
Subjects: 
labor market return to higher education
employer learning
statistical discrimination
JEL: 
I23
I26
J31
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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