Testing for Sheepskin Effects in Earnings Equations: Evidence for Five Countries
AbstractUsing a dataset that allows consistent cross-country comparisons we test the non-linearity in a conventional earnings equation with respect to schooling. The findings suggest that assumption of linearity is not robust and that there are well determined positive returns to the completion of educational levels. However inferences are sensitive to the choice of functional form.
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- Kevin Denny & Colm Harmon, 2001. "Testing for sheepskin effects in earnings equations: evidence for five countries," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(9), pages 635-637.
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- C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
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