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Labour market returns to higher education in Vietnam

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  • Doan, Tinh

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This paper employs the Ordinary Least Squares, Instrumental Variables and Treatment Effect models to a new dataset from the Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey (VHLSS) to estimate return to the four-year university education in 2008. Our estimates reveal that the return to university education is about 17% (annualized) and robust to the various estimators. The return to higher education has significantly increased since the economic reform in late 1980s. --

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Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Economics Discussion Papers with number 2011-4.

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Keywords: economic transition; returns to higher education; IV model; Vietnam;

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