Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|August 2012||The Labor Market Returns to a For-Profit College Education|
with Stephanie Riegg Cellini: w18343
A lengthy literature estimating the returns to education has largely ignored the for-profit sector. In this paper, we estimate the earnings gains to for-profit college attendance using restricted-access data from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY97). Using an individual fixed effects estimation strategy that allows us to control for time-invariant unobservable characteristics of students, we find that students who enroll in associate's degree programs in for-profit colleges experience earnings gains of about 10 percent relative to high school graduates with no college degree, conditional on employment. Since associate's degree students attend for an average of 2.6 years, this translates to a 4 percent return per year of education in a for-profit college, slightly lower t...
Published: Cellini, Stephanie Riegg and Latika Chaudhary, “The Labor Market Returns to a For-Profit College Education.” Economics of Education Review, December 2014, 43: 125-140. citation courtesy of
|February 2012||Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginning of Public Elementary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China|
with Aldo Musacchio, Steven Nafziger, Se Yan: w17852
Our paper provides a comparative perspective on the development of public primary education in four of the largest developing economies circa 1910: Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC). These four countries encompassed more than 50 percent of the world's population in 1910, but remarkably few of their citizens attended any school by the early 20th century. We present new, comparable data on school inputs and outputs for BRIC drawn from contemporary surveys and government documents. Recent studies emphasize the importance of political decentralization, and relatively broad political voice for the early spread of public primary education in developed economies. We identify the former and the lack of the latter to be important in the context of BRIC, but we also outline how other factors su...
Published: Chaudhary, Latika, Aldo Musacchio, Steven Nafziger, and Se Yan. "Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginning of Public Elementary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China." Explorations in Economic History 49, no. 2 (April 2012): 221-240 citation courtesy of