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The Changing Pattern of Wage Returns to Education and its Implications

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  • Christopher Colclough
  • Geeta Kingdon
  • Harry Patrinos

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It is commonly believed that labour-market returns to education are highest for the primary level of education and lower for subsequent levels. Recent evidence reviewed in this article suggests that the pattern is changing. The causes of such changes, and their implications for both education and labour-market policy, are explored. Copyright (c) The Authors 2010. Development Policy Review (c) 2010 Overseas Development Institute..

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  • Christopher Colclough & Geeta Kingdon & Harry Patrinos, 2010. "The Changing Pattern of Wage Returns to Education and its Implications," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 28(6), pages 733-747, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:28:y:2010:i:6:p:733-747
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