Replication data for: The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study
- Deming, David J.
- Yuchtman, Noam
- Abulafi, Amira
- Goldin, Claudia
- Katz, Lawrence F.
AbstractWe study employers' perceptions of the value of postsecondary degrees using a field experiment. We randomly assign the sector and selectivity of institutions to fictitious resumes and apply to real vacancy postings for business and health jobs on a large online job board. We find that a business bachelor's degree from a for-profit online institution is 22 percent less likely to receive a callback than one from a nonselective public institution. In applications to health jobs, we find that for-profit credentials receive fewer callbacks unless the job requires an external quality indicator such as an occupational license. (JEL I23, I26, J24, J44, J63, M51)
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20141757 (Text)
Deming, David J., Noam Yuchtman, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz. “The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study.” American Economic Review 106, no. 3 (March 2016): 778–806. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20141757.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20141757 (DOI)
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