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Does Private Education Increase Earnings?

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  • Jonathan Sandy

    (University of San Diego)

  • Kevin C. Duncan

    (University of Southern Colorado)

Abstract

This paper investigates the relative effectiveness of public and private schools by examining the differential effects of education on earnings. The paper estimates wage equations, controlling for private education, using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The results indicate that respondents who private schools earn wages, holding family background, ability and other school characteristics constant.

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  • Jonathan Sandy & Kevin C. Duncan, 1996. "Does Private Education Increase Earnings?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 22(3), pages 303-312, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:22:y:1996:i:3:p:303-312
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    1. Reilee L. Berger & John V. Winters, 2016. "Does Private Schooling Increase Adult Earnings? Cohort-Level Evidence for U.S. States," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 46(3), pages 281-294, Winter.

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    Keywords

    Earnings; Education; Wage;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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