Socioeconomic Background and the Returns to Schooling in Two Low-income Economies
In the United Kingdom, the increment to income yielded by an additional year of schooling declines as the occupational status of the worker's father rises. In this note the relationship between family background and the returns to schooling is measured in Kenya and Tanzania. In contrast to the United Kingdom, a positive relationship is documented. Several explanations for this marked difference between a high-income economy and two low-income economies are suggested. Copyright 1987 by The Review of Economic Studies Limited.
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Volume (Year): 54 (1987)
Issue (Month): 213 (February)
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