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Greek life, academics, and earnings / William E. Even (Miami University and IZA), Austin C. Smith (Miami University) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserEven, William E. ; Smith, Austin C.
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11841
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-166920 
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Zusammenfassung (Englisch)

Using records from a large public university, we examine the impact of Greek life on academic performance and salaries. To isolate the causal effect of Greek life, we exploit a university policy prohibiting students from joining a Greek organization during their first semester and a minimum GPA for subsequent eligibility. Regression discontinuity and panel methods reveal that Greek affiliation reduces student grades by 0.1-0.3 standard deviations. Greek effects are largest during the semester of pledging, semesters of increased social activities, and for males. We find no evidence of a Greek salary premium and rule out even modest positive effects.