Junior doctors' preferences for specialty choice.

  title={Junior doctors' preferences for specialty choice.},
  author={Peter Sivey and Anthony T. Scott and Julia Witt and Catherine M. Joyce and John Stirling Humphreys},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  volume={31 6},
A number of studies suggest that there is an over-supply of specialists and an under-supply of general practitioners in many developed countries. Previous econometric studies of specialty choice from the US suggest that although income plays a role, other non-pecuniary factors may be important. This paper presents a novel application of a choice experiment to identify the effects of expected future earnings and other attributes on specialty choice. We find the implied marginal wage estimated… CONTINUE READING
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