Accession Number : ADA189174

Title :   An Analysis of the Relationship among Ability Measures, Education and Earnings.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Susan J

PDF Url : ADA189174

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : This thesis analyzes the interrelationship of measures of ability and education on earnings differentials by using a standard human capital earnings function. The data used are from the 1983 and 1984 panels of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth aged 14 to 21 in 1979. The Armed Forces Qualifying Test (AFQT) and Coding Speed (a subtest of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Form 8A) were examined and compared for their relative utilities in measuring ability. The results showed that both AFQT and Coding Speed performed as measures of ability by refining the estimates returns to education. Their relative utilities varied according to an individuals occupation and level of education.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *APTITUDE TESTS, CODING, HUMANS, MEASUREMENT, REFINING, SURVEYS, THESES, VELOCITY, YOUTH

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE