The Access of the Young Graduates in Sciences into R&D Profession: A Switching Model Treatment for the French Case
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LABOUR, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 46-65, 2012
We address the question concerning the choice of graduates in sciences and engineering to look for employment in research and development. We use an endogenous switching regression to avoid the existence of self‐selection biases. The study shows that human capital is decisive where both employment opportunities and remuneration are concerned within, but not without, this sector. The results also suggest that in the early stages of a career, the R&D sector is less rewarding than other types of employment only for doctors and not for graduates from engineering schools.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
JEL Classification: J24, J31, I23, O32
Date posted: February 15, 2012