NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimating the Return to College Selectivity over the Career Using Administrative Earnings Data

Stacy Dale, Alan B. Krueger

NBER Working Paper No. 17159
Issued in June 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the Mellon Foundation for financial support, Ed Freeland for obtaining permission of the colleges that are included in our study, Matthew Jacobus and Licia Gaber Baylis for skilled computer programming support, Mike Risha of SSA for tirelessly running our computer programs and for merging the C&B data with administrative earnings records, Lawrence Katz, Sarah Turner, and Mark Dynarski for helpful comments on an earlier draft, and Mark Long for providing data on college SAT scores. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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