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Human Capital Externalities and Private Returns to Education in Kenya

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  • Mwangi S. Kimenyi

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    (University of Connecticut)

  • Germano Mwabu

    (University of Nairobi)

  • Damiano Kulundu Manda

    (University of Nairobi)

Abstract

We use survey data of full-time workers in Kenya to analyse the effect of human capital externalities on earnings and private returns to education. The estimation results show that education human capital generally associates with positive externalities, indicating that an increase in education benefits all workers. However, the results reveal that men benefit more from women's education than women do from men's schooling. The effects of human capital externalities on private returns to schooling are shown to vary substantially between rural and urban areas and across primary and higher levels of education.

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Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 32 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
Pages: 493-513

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Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:32:y:2006:i:3:p:493-513

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  5. Sonia Laszlo, 2005. "Self-employment earnings and returns to education in rural Peru," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 41(7), pages 1247-1287.

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