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

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Title: The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study
Author: Deming, David James; Yuchtman, Noam; Abulafi, Amira; Goldin, Claudia D.; Katz, Lawrence F.

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Citation: Deming, David J., Noam Yuchtman, Amira Abulafi, Claudia Goldin, and Lawrence F. Katz. 2016. The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study. American Economic Review 106, no. 3: 778–806. doi:10.1257/aer.20141757.
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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 non-selective 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.
Published Version: doi:10.1257/aer.20141757
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