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Title:Three Essays on *Education and Human Capital
Author(s):Yakusheva, Olga
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kevin F. Hallock
Department / Program:Economics
Discipline:Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Adult and Continuing
Abstract:The third chapter examines whether the return to schooling varies depending on the degree of relevance of one's field of education to their occupation. Using information on fields of education and occupations of over 6,000 individuals, I find that people who matched their field of education to an occupation realize higher than average returns to schooling. Interestingly, I find that more schooling is associated with higher earnings even among people whose education is completely irrelevant to their occupation. This finding can be interpreted as evidence of unobserved ability differences among people with different amounts of schooling.
Issue Date:2005
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:114 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/85564
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202188
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005


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