In the first chapter of the dissertation I discuss under what conditions data on subjective expectations of earnings can improve our understanding of educational choices. I then analyze the validity of survey data on expectations of Mexican adolescents and show that expected returns to schooling and perceived earnings and employment risk are important determinants of educational decisions.the data is informative and illustrates that expected returns to college and perceived risk of future earnings are important determinants of ... Mexico is characterized by large inequalities in access to college education for different income groups.
|Title||:||Essays on the Use of Subjective Expectations in the Analysis of Educational Choices|
|Author||:||Katja Maria Kaufmann|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|