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Socioeconomic Background and the Returns to Schooling in Two Low-income Economies

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  • Armitage, Jane
  • Sabot, Richard
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    In the United Kingdom, the increment to income yielded by an additional year of schooling declines as the occupational status of the worker's father rises. In this note the relationship between family background and the returns to schooling is measured in Kenya and Tanzania. In contrast to the United Kingdom, a positive relationship is documented. Several explanations for this marked difference between a high-income economy and two low-income economies are suggested. Copyright 1987 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.

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    Article provided by London School of Economics and Political Science in its journal Economica.

    Volume (Year): 54 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 213 (February)
    Pages: 103-08

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:econom:v:54:y:1987:i:213:p:103-08

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    Cited by:
    1. Mark Bils & Peter J. Klenow, 1998. "Does Schooling Cause Growth or the Other Way Around?," NBER Working Papers 6393, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Arlette Beltrán & Janice Seinfeld, 2011. "Hacia una educación de calidad en el Perú: El heterogéneo impacto de la educación inicial sobre el rendimiento escolar," Working Papers 11-06, Departamento de Economía, Universidad del Pacífico, revised Sep 2011.
    3. Krenz, Astrid, 2010. "La distinction reloaded: Returns to education, family background, cultural and social capital in Germany," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 108, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    4. Weisberg, Jacob, 1995. "Returns to education in Israel: 1974 and 1983," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 145-154, June.
    5. Krenz, Astrid, 2010. "La distinction reloaded: Returns to education, family background, cultural and social capital in Germany," Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers 108, University of Goettingen, Department of Economics.
    6. Patrinos, Harry Anthony, 1995. "Socioeconomic background, schooling, experience, ability and monetary rewards in Greece," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 85-91, March.
    7. Astrid Krenz, 2008. "Theorie und Empirie über den Wirkungszusammenhang zwischen sozialer Herkunft, kulturellem und sozialem Kapital, Bildung und Einkommen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 128, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
    8. Peter J. Klenow & Mark Bils, 2000. "Does Schooling Cause Growth?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(5), pages 1160-1183, December.

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