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College Quality and the Wages of Young Men

K. Daniel, Dan Black () and Jeffrey Smith ()

UWO Department of Economics Working Papers from University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics

Abstract: Using the data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we show that several dimensions of college quality have substantial positive impacts on young men's wages. This finding is robust to a wide array of alternative specifications. Controlling for ability reveals that sorting of more able persons into better colleges accounts for only a modest portion of the unconditional quality effect. We find that young black men reap larger gains to quality than do young white men.

Keywords: EDUCATION; HUMAN CAPITAL; WAGES (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 J3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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