Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Summer 2021

Department

Economics

First Major Professor

Peter Orazem

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Economics

Abstract

Student employment increases young adults' human capital at the expense of time spent studying and attending classes. This paper investigates the impact that in-school work has on earnings later in life by comparing the effects of high school, community college, and four-year college student employment. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, I estimate three different wage models, all of which indicate that while in-school work is a significant contributor to earnings later in life, student employment in each type of education are statistically indistinguishable.

Copyright Owner

Paul Joseph Pelech

File Format

PDF

Embargo Period (admin only)

7-14-2021

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