Individual earnings and educational externalities in the European Union
AbstractThis paper examines whether differences in educational externalities affect individual earnings across regions in the EU. Using microeconomic data from the European Community Household Panel, the analysis relies on spatial economic analysis in order to determine to what extent differences in individual earnings are the result of (a) the educational attainment of the individual, (b) the educational attainment of the other members of the household he/she lives in, (c) the educational endowment of the region where the individual lives, or (d) the educational endowment of the neighbouring regions. The results highlight that, in addition to the expected positive returns of personal educational attainment, place-based regional and supra-regional educational externalities generate significant pecuniary benefits for workers. These findings are robust to the inclusion of different individual, household, and regional control variables.
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Date of creation: 23 Jul 2009
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Publication status: Published in Regional Studies 46(1), January 2012: 1-151
individual earnings; educational attainment; externalities; households; regions; Europe;
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- Andrés Rodríguez-Pose & Vassilis Tselios, 2012. "Individual Earnings and Educational Externalities in the European Union," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(1), pages 39-57, February.
- NEP-ALL-2009-07-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2009-07-28 (Education)
- NEP-EEC-2009-07-28 (European Economics)
- NEP-GEO-2009-07-28 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-LAB-2009-07-28 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2009-07-28 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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