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Replication data for: The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Deming, David J.
  • Yuchtman, Noam
  • Abulafi, Amira
  • Goldin, Claudia
  • Katz, Lawrence F.
Publication Date
2016-03-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We 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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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20141757 (Text)
Publications
  • 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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Deming, David J.; Yuchtman, Noam; Abulafi, Amira; Goldin, Claudia; Katz, Lawrence F. (2016): Replication data for: The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113033