The Marginal about Average Returns to Schooling
AbstractThe main contribution of this paper are that : the possibility that different instruments may affect different margins in explored, and, because of its potential importance, the linearity in schooling assumption is tested. The paper finds a large and significant downward bias in the least squares estimate of the returns to schooling; the returns to schooling are significantly different from being linear, and that the estimates are stable with respect to the choice of instrument
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 96/20.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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