Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33710
Authors: 
Marcotte, Dave E.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2334
Abstract: 
In this paper, I make use of data from the 2000 follow-up of the National Education Longitudinal Survey (NELS) post-secondary education transcript files to extend what is known about the value of education at community colleges. I examine the effects of enrollment in community colleges on students' subsequent earnings. I estimate the effects of credits earned separate from credentials because community colleges are often used as a means for students to engage in study not necessarily leading to a degree or certificate. I find consistent evidence of wage and salary effects of both credits and degrees, especially for women. There is no substantial evidence that enrollment in vocational rather than academic coursework has a particularly beneficial effect, however.
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Working Paper

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