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Measuring Educational Heterogeneity and Labor Quality: A Note

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  • Fosgerau, Mogens
  • Jensen, Svend E Hougaard
  • Sorensen, Anders

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This paper investigates the magnitude of the mismeasurement that occurs when only a few education categories are used in the construction of a constant quality index for labor input. By employing a very comprehensive data set it is found that the error resulting from the omission of information on education is relatively small. The empirical results are thus supportive of the current state of practice of constructing indices of constant quality labor input. Copyright 2002 by The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

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  • Fosgerau, Mogens & Jensen, Svend E Hougaard & Sorensen, Anders, 2002. "Measuring Educational Heterogeneity and Labor Quality: A Note," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 48(2), pages 261-269, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:48:y:2002:i:2:p:261-69
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