Discovering One's Talent: Learning from Academic Specialization

@article{Malamud2009DiscoveringOT,
  title={Discovering One's Talent: Learning from Academic Specialization},
  author={Ofer Malamud},
  journal={Industrial & Labor Relations Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={64},
  pages={375 - 405}
}
  • Ofer Malamud
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Sociology, Economics
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
  • The author examines an exogenous difference in the timing of academic specialization within the British system of higher education to test whether education yields information about one's match quality in different fields of study. In distinguishing between systems requiring early and late specialization, he predicts the likelihood of an individual switching to an occupation unrelated to one's field of study. If higher education serves mainly to provide specific skills, the model predicts more… CONTINUE READING
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