Early Labour Market Returns To College Subjects
Source: University of Aarhus
This paper aims at estimating early labour market outcomes of Italian university graduates across college subjects. The authors devote great attention to endogenous selection issues using alternative methods to control for potential self-selection associated with the choice of the degree subject in order to unravel the causal link between college major and subsequent outcomes in the labour market. The results suggest that "quantitative" fields (i.e. Sciences, Engineering and Economics) increase not only the speed of transition into the first job and employment probability but also early earnings, conditional on employment.