Can students predict starting salaries? Yes!

Dinand Webbink, Joop Hartog*

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Abstract

We use Dutch panel data in which students have been asked to state their expected starting salary and confront these with realisations four years later. Both level and structure of expectations and realisations are remarkably close: we barely find systematic under- or overestimation effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-113
Number of pages11
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Demand of schooling
  • Salary wage differentials
  • School choice

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