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Sheepskin effects and screening in Colombia

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  • Jhon James Mora

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This article uses the Hungerford and Solon Test [1987] for calculating the sheepskin effect of returns from education in the Colombian labour market in 2000. It was found that secondary school graduates enjoyed 13% returns whilst a university degree led to 17% returns. The Hungerford and Solon Test [1987], applied to a quantile regression, found returns ranging from 7% to 17% for secondary school graduates (across the entire income range) whilst a university degree produced returns between 17% and 27%

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  • Jhon James Mora, 2003. "Sheepskin effects and screening in Colombia," Colombian Economic Journal, Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, vol. 1(1), pages 95-108, December.
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    screening; sheepskin effect; quantile regressions;
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    JEL classification:

    • C29 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Other
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General

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