Essays in Labor Economics

Essays in Labor Economics

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This dissertation analyzes how individuals choose college majors. The choice of college major is treated as one made under uncertainty. Understanding any decision under uncertainty requires one to study how expectations and preferences are used to make the choice. However, since observed choices may be consistent with many combinations of expectations and preferences, I instead collect a unique panel dataset of Northwestern students which contains their subjective expectations about choice-specific outcomes.I ...rst describe the data collection methodology in the following section. 2.3. Data I collect data on 161 Northwestern sophomores. This section describes the institutional details at Northwestern, the data collection method, and analyzes the anbsp;...

Title:Essays in Labor Economics
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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