Author: Myeong Hwan Kim
Institution: Purdue University Fort Wayne
Author: Eréndira Yareth Vargas López
Institution: University of Colima
Author: Yongseung Han
Institution: University of North Georgia
Year of publication: 2019
Source: Show
Pages: 172-183
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.19.56.2.14
PDF: tner/201902/tner5614.pdf

In this study, we analyze the relationship between educational attainment and hourly earnings. With large survey data on young adults, our results suggest that there is a significant relationship between earnings and years of schooling, age, sectors of occupation, job tenure, years of experience and gender. Furthermore, having a high school diploma, two- or four-year college degree, master’s or doctorate degree leads to changes in earnings. However, these changes are negative. These negative results may occur because employers value work experience much more than a diploma.

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