The Access of the Young Graduates in Sciences into R&D Profession: A Switching Model Treatment for the French Case

20 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2012  

Claire Bonnard

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Date Written: March 2012

Abstract

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.

JEL Classification: J24, J31, I23, O32

Suggested Citation

Bonnard, Claire, The Access of the Young Graduates in Sciences into R&D Profession: A Switching Model Treatment for the French Case (March 2012). LABOUR, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 46-65, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2005507 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2011.00535.x

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