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Author Zhang, Liang, 1974-

Title Does quality pay? : benefits of attending a high-cost, prestigious college / Liang Zhang
Published New York : Routledge, 2005


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 152 pages)
Series Studies in higher education
Studies in higher education.
Contents Literature review and theoretical framework -- Who completes at high-quality colleges? -- The economic effect of college quality -- Variability in the economic effect of college quality -- College quality and earnings distribution -- College quality and graduate education -- College quality and job satisfaction
Summary Previous research has generally shown a very small although statistically significant economic benefit from attending high-quality colleges. This small effect was at odds with what students' college choice and various social theories would seem to suggest. This study sought to reconcile the empirical evidence and theories. The effort was in two directions. First, the economic effect of college quality was expanded from examining only the economic benefit to considering other student outcomes including job satisfaction and graduate degree accomplishment. A new perspective regarding the socia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-150) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Evaluation
Wages -- College graduates -- United States
Wages -- Effect of education on -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Universities and colleges -- Evaluation
Wages -- College graduates
Wages -- Effect of education on
United States
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781135923181