Vocational Education, Per Capita Income, and Employment in the US

Eric Im, Gene Johnson, Tam Vu


This paper examines the effects of vocational education on per capita income and employment in the U.S. A panel dataset on the number of graduates from community colleges as a proxy for vocational education for fifty states and Washington D.C. during 2002-2010 is used. The method of three stage least squares was employed. The results show that vocational education appears to affect changes in per capita income and employment positively. Nest, we compare and contrast vocational education with university education by using data on the number of four-year college graduates. The results show that the vocational education increases per capita income and employment more than university education in the short run but less than the latter in the long run.

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ber.v7i2.12011


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2017 Eric Im, Gene Johnson, Tam Vu

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Business and Economic Research  ISSN 2162-4860

Copyright © Macrothink Institute

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'macrothink.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.