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Family background, education and employment in urban Ethiopia

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  • Pramila Krishnan

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Most studies suggest that family background has strong effect on earnings both directly and indirectly through the returns to own education. However, such effects might reflect the influence of family background on entry into work rather than a productive effect on earnings. The paper uses data from a survey of sixteen to twenty-nine year olds in urban Ethiopia to examine the impact of family background on selection into work and earnings. Family background strongly influences entry into the public sector; accounting for such selection removes its impact on earnings. This contrasts with the persistence of family background effects on private sector earnings. Copyright 1996 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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Paper provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford in its series CSAE Working Paper Series with number 1994-08.

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Date of creation: 1994
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Publication status: Published in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 58(1), February 1996
Handle: RePEc:csa:wpaper:1994-08

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  1. Simon Appleton & John Hoddinott & John MacKinnon, 1996. "Education and health in sub-Saharan Africa," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(3), pages 307-339.
  2. Pramila Krishnan & Tesfaye Gebre Selassie & Stefan Dercon, 1998. "The Urban Labour Market During Structural Adjustment: Ethiopia 1990-1997," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën ces9817, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
  3. Wambugu, Anthony, 2002. "Family Background, Education and Earnings in Kenya," Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics 76, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
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  8. Paul Collier & Marcel Fafchamps & Francis Teal & Stefan Dercon, 1998. "Rates of return on physical and human capital in Africa`s manufacturing sector," Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics WPS/1998-12, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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  10. Sharada Weir, 1999. "The effects of education on farmer productivity in rural Ethiopia," Economics Series Working Papers, University of Oxford, Department of Economics WPS/1999-07, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
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  14. Tushar Agrawal, 2011. "Returns to education in India: Some recent evidence," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India 2011-017, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.

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