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Returns to Education and Wage Differentials in Brazil: A Quantile Approach

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  • Patricia Stefani

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    (Ibmec - SP)

  • Ciro Biderman

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    (FGV - SP)

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This paper uses quantile regression techniques to analyze the returns to education across the conditional distribution of wages from individuals, separated both by gender and skin color, while accounting for the endogeneity of education decisions. Are the returns to education heterogeneous across the conditional distribution of earnings? Using data from the 1996 PNAD, the results indicate that the returns to education are, indeed, significantly heterogeneous across the distribution of earnings, as well as a considerable wage gap between the groups, according to gender and skin color.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 9 (2006)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-6

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05i20004

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  1. Shanti Gamper-Rabindran & Shakeeb Khan & Christopher Timmins, 2008. "The Impact of Piped Water Provision on Infant Mortality in Brazil: A Quantile Panel Data Approach," NBER Working Papers 14365, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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