Does temporary interruption in postsecondary education induce a wage penalty?: evidence from Canada

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Author: Fortin, Bernard; Ragued, Safa


Almost 40 per cent of Canadian youth who left postsecondary education in 1999 had returned two years later. This paper investigates the extent to which schooling discontinuities affect post-graduation starting wages and whether the latter are influenced by the reasons behind these discontinuities. [The authors] use data from the 2007 National Graduate Survey. [They] apply Lewbel's (2012) generated instruments approach. The source of identification is a heteroscedastic covariance restriction of the error terms that is a feature of many models of endogeneity. [The authors] also perform two...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Income; Teaching and learning; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Wage; Postsecondary education; Student attrition; Outcomes of education and training

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Oxford, England: Elsevier, 2017

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Journal volume: 58

Journal date: June 2017

Pages: pp. 108-122

ISSN: 0272-7757

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 129.563

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