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IMPACT OF A TERTIARY ELIGIBILITY THRESHOLD ON TERTIARY EDUCATION AND EARNINGS : A DISCONTINUITY APPROACH

Nordin, Martin LU ; Heckley, Gawain LU and Gerdtham, Ulf G. LU (2020) In Economic Inquiry 58(1). p.401-424
Abstract

This study uses a discontinuity in the Swedish tertiary eligibility requirement to estimate the probability of enrolling in tertiary education, and the payoff thereof. Regression discontinuity results, show that achieving tertiary eligibility in upper-secondary education, increases the probability of enrolling in tertiary education by around 10–15 and 7 percentage points for students who enrolled on an academic and vocational track, respectively. For academic students, this implies 5% higher earnings for men, while for women it increases the probability of having positive incomes by 2%. Thus, academic students at the margin of tertiary education receive a substantial tertiary education payoff. (JEL I21, I26, I28).

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10.1111/ecin.12846
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  author       = {Nordin, Martin and Heckley, Gawain and Gerdtham, Ulf G.},
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  title        = {IMPACT OF A TERTIARY ELIGIBILITY THRESHOLD ON TERTIARY EDUCATION AND EARNINGS : A DISCONTINUITY APPROACH},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12846},
  doi          = {10.1111/ecin.12846},
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