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dc.contributor.author Arcidiacono, P
dc.contributor.author Bayer, P
dc.contributor.author Hizmo, A
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T17:30:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-01
dc.identifier.citation American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2010, 2 (4), pp. 76 - 104
dc.identifier.issn 1945-7782
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4417
dc.description.abstract We provide evidence that college graduation plays a direct role in revealing ability to the labor market. Using the NLSY79, our results suggest that ability is observed nearly perfectly for college graduates, but is revealed to the labor market more gradually for high school graduates. Consequently, from the beginning of their careers, college graduates are paid in accordance with their own ability, while the wages of high school graduates are initially unrelated to their own ability. This view of ability revelation in the labor market has considerable power in explaining racial differences in wages, education, and returns to ability.
dc.format.extent 76 - 104
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1257/app.2.4.76
dc.title Beyond signaling and human capital: Education and the revelation of ability
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
duke.date.pubdate 2010-10-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 104 en_US
duke.description.issue 4 en_US
duke.description.startpage 76 en_US
duke.description.volume 2 en_US
dc.relation.journal American Economic Journal-Applied Economics en_US
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Sanford School of Public Policy/Duke Population Research Institute/Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Economics
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 2
dc.identifier.eissn 1945-7790

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