Returns to Education and Wage Equations
AbstractWe show why considering a number of education-dependent covariates in the wage equation decreases coefficient of education in the wage equation. We use a meta-analysis of results for Portugal to show, empirically, that this is the case. The coefficient decreases when we use covariates that can be considered post education decisions; it is independent of the sample size, tenure and the fact of using hourly or monthly wages. At this stage the use of the simple specification of the Mincer equation for the study of total returns to education continues to hold our support.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 298.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2001
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Publication status: published in: Applied Economics, 2004, 36 (6), 525-531
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- C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
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