Sex and the Uni: How Assortative Matching Affects Graduate Earnings

Tampieri, Alessandro (2011) Sex and the Uni: How Assortative Matching Affects Graduate Earnings. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 23. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4492. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (748). ISSN 2282-6483.
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Abstract

This paper examines how assortative matching affects graduate earnings through the choice of attending university. We build up a model where individuals decide whether to attend university for increasing both their future income and the probability to marry an educated partner. The theoretical results suggest that, as assortative matching increases, the number of graduates increases and their earnings fall. The test using the British Household Panel Survey for years 1991-2006 supports the theoretical findings.

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Tampieri, Alessandro
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assortative matching, higher education, wage premium
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2282-6483
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