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Different Impact Channels Of Education On Poverty

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  • BLANCA ZULUAGA DÍAZ

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This article analyzes both the monetary and non-monetary effects of the education level of the head of the household on poverty. We propose that schooling returns should not be thought as a single number - usually the schooling coeffi cient in an income equation - but as a set of elements whose length depends on the number of identifi ed poverty dimensions. The monetary analysis employs the Quantile Regression technique, very helpful especially when one is interested in extremes of the income distribution function. Our results show differences across quantiles of the returns. We also found interesting dissimilarities by gender and urban-rural location. Exploring the non-pecuniary returns, we found that the education of the head positively infl uences family health and housing conditions.

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Article provided by UNIVERSIDAD ICESI in its journal ESTUDIOS GERENCIALES.

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Handle: RePEc:col:000129:008361

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  1. Natalia González & Juan Carlos Gómez & Jhon James Mora & Blanca Zuluaga, 2004. "Las ganancias de señalizar en el mercado laboral en Cali," ESTUDIOS GERENCIALES, UNIVERSIDAD ICESI.
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