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The Private and Total Returns to Education in Canada, 1985

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  • Francois Vaillancourt
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    The purpose of this paper is to present private and public rates of return to schooling in Canada by level and, for bachelor's degrees, by field of study. The paper is divided into three parts. In the first part, the analytical framework used is discussed and results of previous studies are reviewed. In the second part, the data and methodology are described. In the third part, results are presented and analyzed. The results show the importance of completing a minimum level of schooling (high school), a decrease in rates of return to schooling with an increase in the level of schooling, differences between men and women, and differences among fields of study.

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    Article provided by Canadian Economics Association in its journal Canadian Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 28 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 532-54

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    Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:28:y:1995:i:3:p:532-54

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    Cited by:
    1. Finnie, Ross, 2002. "Early Labour Market Outcomes of Recent Canadian University Graduates by Discipline: A Longitudinal, Cross-cohort Analysis," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2002164e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
    2. Boudarbat, Brahim, 2004. "Earnings and Community College Field of Study Choice in Canada," IZA Discussion Papers 1156, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Si, Xiaojing & Foley, Maggie & Boylan, Robert & Cebula, Richard, 2011. "The Return to Investment in Human Capital: The Case of the Value of Educational Attainment beyond the High School Diploma in Canada," MPRA Paper 53164, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Ross Finnie & Alex Usher, 2007. "Room at the Top: Strategies for Increasing the Number of Graduate Students in Canada," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 245, February.
    5. Gunderson, Morley & Krashinsky, Harry, 2009. "Do Education Decisions Respond to Returns by Field of Study?," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2009-62, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 28 Nov 2009.

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