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dc.contributor.advisorPettit, Beckyen_US
dc.contributor.authorDenice, Patricken_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-17T18:00:05Z
dc.date.available2013-04-17T18:00:05Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-17
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherDenice_washington_0250O_11155.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/22519
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractMostly absent from the research investigating the economic returns to postsecondary education are examinations of the economic value of attending a for-profit institution, despite this sector's rapid growth over the past decade. Using the most recent available wave of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, I find that individuals who pursued their postsecondary education at a for-profit college earn significantly lower weekly compensation than individuals who did not attend a for-profit college. This difference is robust to the addition of individual, regional, and employment controls, and it is particularly concentrated among 2-year degree holders, women, and those working in the management and professional fields. Implications for the horizontal stratification of higher education are explored.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjecthigher education; human capital; propensity score matching; signaling theory; stratificationen_US
dc.subject.otherSociologyen_US
dc.subject.otherHigher educationen_US
dc.subject.otherSociology of educationen_US
dc.subject.othersociologyen_US
dc.titleDoes it pay to attend a for-profit college? Horizontal stratification in higher educationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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