The earnings of community college graduates in California

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Author: Bahr, Peter Riley


In this study, the author draws on longitudinal data for 1.1 million students in California to estimate the effects of community college credentials on students' earnings, as compared with students who are not awarded a credential. In contrast to much of the recent work on this subject, which assumed that the effects of credentials on students' earnings are constant over time, the author estimates the effects of credentials on the rate of change in students' earnings and allow these effects to vary over time. The author finds significant earnings gains for all levels of credentials,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Qualifications; Statistics; Providers of education and training; Students; Demographics

Keywords: Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Graduates; Community college; Return on education and training; Educational level

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2016

Physical description: 49 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.231

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