PT - JOURNAL ARTICLE
AU - Juanna Schrøter Joensen
AU - Helena Skyt Nielsen
TI - Is there a Causal Effect of High School Math on Labor Market Outcomes?
AID - 10.3368/jhr.44.1.171
DP - 2009 Jan 01
TA - Journal of Human Resources
PG - 171--198
VI - 44
IP - 1
4099 - http://jhr.uwpress.org/content/44/1/171.short
4100 - http://jhr.uwpress.org/content/44/1/171.full
SO - J Hum Resour2009 Jan 01; 44
AB - In this paper, we exploit a high school pilot scheme to identify the causal effect of advanced high school math on labor market outcomes. The pilot scheme reduced the costs of choosing advanced math because it allowed for a more flexible combination of math with other courses. We find clear evidence of a causal relationship between math and earnings for students who are induced to choose math after being exposed to the pilot scheme. The effect partly stems from the fact that these students end up with a higher education.