Replication data for: The Value of Postsecondary Credentials in the Labor Market: An Experimental Study

Lawrence F. Katz, Amira Abulafi, David J. Deming, Noam Yuchtman & Claudia Goldin
We study employers' perceptions of the value of postsecondary degrees using a field experiment. We randomly assign the sector and selectivity of institutions to fictitious resumes and apply to real vacancy postings for business and health jobs on a large online job board. We find that a business bachelor's degree from a for-profit online institution is 22 percent less likely to receive a callback than one from a nonselective public institution. In applications to health...
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