Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss sheepskin effects in Colombia based on repeated cross-section or pseudo panel data using cohorts in seven larges cities in Colombia. Design/methodology/approach – A Pseudo Panel Data methodology is used as the basis for determining and testing sheepskin effects using labor market microdata in Colombia in the time period from 1996 to 2000. Findings – Empirical evidence suggests that there are additional salary increases of 14 percent for individuals who hold a secondary degree and approximately 26 percent for holders of university degrees in Colombia. Originality/value – Testing sheepskin effects based on pseudo panel data using cohorts.
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Volume (Year): 29 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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