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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2008
Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993 (B&B 93/97/03), I explore factors that contribute to the gender and racial gap in earnings among recent college graduate. Results indicate that college major remains the most significant factor in accounting for the gender gap in pay. Female graduates are still left…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Family Income, College Graduates, Socioeconomic Background
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2007
This article estimates the standard demand equations for nonresident students using national, state, and institutional level data. The national-level analysis reveals a near-unitary price elasticity, but increases in nonresident tuition and fees do not decrease nonresident enrollment. Finally, results from the institutional level of analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Out of State Students, Tuition, Educational Assessment
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Ehrenberg, Ronald G.; Zhang, Liang; Levin, Jared M. – Review of Higher Education, 2006
This paper uses panel data for the 100 colleges and universities at which the largest number of National Merit Scholarship (NMS) winners enrolled in 2003 to test whether an expansion in the number of institutionally funded NMS winners at an institution is associated with a decline in the number of Pell Grant recipients at the institution. Our…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, Enrollment, Low Income Groups, Colleges
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2005
Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993, this study examines the effect of college quality and undergraduate majors on a variety of graduate education outcomes including graduate school enrollment, graduate degree attainment, and the quality of graduate programs. Other factors being equal, college quality has…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Majors (Students), Educational Quality, Graduate Study
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Zhang, Liang – Review of Higher Education, 2005
This study reviews and explores varying effects of college quality caused by different measures of college quality, including Barron's ratings, mean SAT scores of entering freshman class, tuition and fees, and Carnegie Classification. Data for this research come from NCES's Baccalaureate & Beyond study. Results indicate that the estimated…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Colleges, College Graduates, Income