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dc.contributor.author Low, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-16T01:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-16T01:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5129
dc.description Honors Thesis
dc.description.abstract Studying how a college education can impact one’s wages has always been an area of interest amongst labor and education economists. While previous studies have stressed using single academic factors (i.e. college major choice, performance, or college prestige) to determine the effect on wages, there has not been a focus on predicting wages given industries and a combination of these academic factors across time. Therefore, the crux of my thesis seeks to provide a new model which incorporates college major choice, GPA, industry selection across time, college type (private or public), natural ability (standardized test scores), and several demographic variables in order to predict percent increase/decrease in wages. My results show that college major choice, academic performance, natural ability, and industry selection (together) do have a significant impact on earnings, and they are appropriate measures to predict post-graduation wages. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Wages en_US
dc.subject College en_US
dc.subject Industry en_US
dc.title Capturing a College Education’s Impact on Industry Wages Across Time: An Analysis of Academic Factors that Affect Earnings en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Economics

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