Graduates of a cooperative university have similiar returns than graduates of a university of applied sciences
This states a new study of the IAW with the title “Individual returns of a cooperative university degree”. The authors find that graduates of a cooperative university have higher returns than graduates from a vocational training and craftsmen/technicians. Additionally, graduates from a cooperative university earn less than graduates from a general university. A quantile regression shows that those results differ among wage distributions. The analyses are based on the starting cohort of adults of the National Educational Panel (NEPS-SC6).
by Anne Zühlke, Philipp Kugler, Armin Hackenberger and Tobias Brändle
Lifetime labour income is higher for individuals with a university degree, but only late in life. When considering the failure risk of educational degrees and the possibility of educational upgrading, we find that individuals who start with a vocational training after their highest school degree do not earn less than individuals who start with university studies, once we control for covariates such as socio‐demographics and educational background.