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It matters where you graduate from and how good you are: recent findings from two Malaysian universities

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Using a 2016/2017 unique dataset of 1,107 freshly minted university graduates sampled from a public and a private university in Malaysia, this paper deals with the intricate recent issue of batches of university graduates’ demand for better starting salaries.We examine whether their salaries are associated with academic performance in the form of CGPA, and which type of institution they graduated from, i.e. a public or private university.Estimation results reveal that these are two statistically significant determinants of the graduates’ starting salaries.Our results are robust to different model specification and different sets of controls. The results support the conventional perception that top academic performers and where you graduate from are indeed crucial to having a good salary prospect. As an aside, claims of gender wage discrimination are not substantiated by our empirical findings, i.e. gender shows no statistical significance on salaries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-89-5 Anjuran: Pusat Penyelidikan Koridor Utara Universiti Utara Malaysia Anjuran bersama: Universiti Sulatan Azlan Shah (USAS), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) serta Asia Pacific University- Community Engagement Network (APUCEN) dan Movie Animation Park Studio (MAPS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: starting salary, CGPA, academic performance, public/private university, new university graduates
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 08:11

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