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dc.contributor.authorCaner, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOkten, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:55:18Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:55:18Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-7757
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22087
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we examine the college major choice decision in a risk and return framework using university entrance exam data from Turkey. Specifically we focus on the choice between majors with low income risk such as education and health and others with riskier income streams. We use a unique dataset that allows us to control for the choice set of students and parental attitudes towards risk. Our results show that father's income, self-employment status and social security status are important factors influencing an individual in choosing a riskier career such as business over a less risky one such as education or health. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleEconomics of Education Reviewen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2010.05.006en_US
dc.subjectCareer choiceen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectIncomeen_US
dc.subjectLabor income risken_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectDecision makingen_US
dc.subjectIncome distributionen_US
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten_US
dc.subjectSelf employmenten_US
dc.subjectSocial securityen_US
dc.subjectSocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.titleRisk and career choice: evidence from Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.citation.spage1060en_US
dc.citation.epage1075en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber29en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber6en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.econedurev.2010.05.006en_US
dc.publisherPergamon Pressen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1873-7382


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