Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7408
Title: Risk and career choice: Evidence from Turkey
Authors: Caner, Asena
Ökten, Çağla
Keywords: Career choice
Labor income risk
Income
Education
Turkey
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the college major choice decision in a risk and return framework using university entrance exam data from Turkey. Specifically we focus on the choice between majors with low income risk such as education and health and others with riskier income streams. We use a unique dataset that allows us to control for the choice set of students and parental attitudes towards risk. Our results show that father's income, self-employment status and social security status are important factors influencing an individual in choosing a riskier career such as business over a less risky one such as education or health. (c) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2010.05.006
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7408
ISSN: 0272-7757
1873-7382
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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