Post-secondary education and information on labor market prospects : A randomized field experiment

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Kerr , S , Pekkarinen , T , Sarvimäki , M & Uusitalo , R 2020 , ' Post-secondary education and information on labor market prospects : A randomized field experiment ' , Labour Economics , vol. 66 , 101888 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101888

Title: Post-secondary education and information on labor market prospects : A randomized field experiment
Author: Kerr, Sari; Pekkarinen, Tuomas; Sarvimäki, Matti; Uusitalo, Roope
Contributor organization: Economics
Date: 2020-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Labour Economics
ISSN: 0927-5371
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101888
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/346439
Abstract: We examine the impact of an information intervention offered to 97 randomly chosen high schools on post-secondary education applications and enrollment in Finland. Graduating students in treatment schools were surveyed and given information on the labor market prospects associated with detailed post-secondary programs. We find that students who were the most likely to update their beliefs due to the intervention started to apply to programs associated with higher earnings. However, this subgroup is too small to give rise to a statistically or economically significant impact on the overall application or enrollment patterns.
Subject: 511 Economics
COLLEGE MAJOR
ECONOMICS
EXPECTATIONS
Earnings
Education
FINANCIAL-AID
Information
RETURNS
Randomized field experiments
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion


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