Do actuarial universities add to human capital? : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Foley, Jack en_US Nielsen, Andrew D. en_US 2011-06-06T19:15:27Z 2011-06-06T19:15:27Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier.other A-233 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is concern that the actuarial profession is losing talented people to other vocations. Actuaries are notorious for developing very strong technical skills as they take rigorous certification examinations. The exams are so difficult that they are turning many people away. These exams test topics beginning at the college level, and reaching well beyond the scope of university studies. For years after graduation, actuaries must rely on self-teaching to become certified.Very few schools offer studies in actuarial science, and therefore, only a minority of practicing actuaries have been educated from an actuarial university. The purpose of this study is to determine whether attending an actuarial school adds to human capital, measured in income, significantly more than a non-actuarial school. From the perspective of an employer looking to recruit, and for students looking at potential schools, it could be important if there is a correlation between university studies at an actuarial school and the value of human capital.I find a negative correlation, which is not statistically significant.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 39 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics. en_US
dc.title Do actuarial universities add to human capital? : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis. Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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