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Is there a return-risk link in education?

  • Telhado Pereira, Pedro
  • Silva Martins, Pedro

Risk averse investors have to be compensated in higher expected returns when facing investments with higher risk. Education is an important investment therefore we use the results for 16 countries to test the positive relationship between return to education and the risk involved in this investment. It seems that most of the countries fit the pattern well: higher risk - higher return.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 75 (2002)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 31-37

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:75:y:2002:i:1:p:31-37
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  1. Pereira, Pedro Telhado & Martins, Pedro Silva, 2000. "Does Education Reduce Wage Inequality? Quantile Regressions Evidence from Fifteen European Countries," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp379, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
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