Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72327
Authors: 
Chevalier, Arnaud
Conlon, Gavan
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 03/20
Abstract: 
This paper provides evidence of heterogeneity in the returns to higher education in the UK. Attending the most prestigious universities leads to a wage premium of up to 6% for males. The rise in participation in higher education also led to a greater sorting of students and an increase in the returns to quality. These results somehow justify the recent introduction of top-up fees. Additionally, identification strategy matters and OLS estimates may be severely biased. However, our estimates, based on propensity score matching, are imprecise due to the thinness of the common support.
Subjects: 
Higher Education Quality
Tuition fees
JEL: 
I20
I22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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