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Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia


  • Jhon James Mora
  • Juan Muro


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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  • Jhon James Mora & Juan Muro, 2008. "Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 29(2), pages 111-121, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:ijmpps:v:29:y:2008:i:2:p:111-121

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    1. Jhon James Mora & Juan Muro, 2012. "Persistence of informality in a developing country," BORRADORES DE ECONOMÍA Y FINANZAS 009593, UNIVERSIDAD ICESI.
    2. Mora Rodríguez, Jhon James & Muro, Juan, 2015. "On the size of sheepskin effects: A meta-analysis," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 9, pages 1-18.
    3. Jhon-James Mora & Andres Cendales & Carolina Caicedo, 2017. "Diplomas and educational mismatch in Cali using classified advertisements," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 86, pages 179-198, Enero - J.
    4. Carlos Giovanni González Espitia & Jhon James Mora Rodríguez & Cecilia Albert Verdú, 2015. "Corrección del sesgo de selección muestral en la probabilidad de demandar educación universitaria en Colombia," ICESI ECONOMICS WORKING PAPERS 014567, UNIVERSIDAD ICESI.
    5. Jhon James Mora & María Paola Ulloa, 2011. "Calidad del empleo en las principales ciudades colombianas y endogeneidad de la educación," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 13(25), pages 163-177, July-Dece.
    6. Jhon James Mora & Juan Muro, 2007. "Diploma earning differences by gender in Colombia," Alcamentos 0802, Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía., revised 2008.
    7. O’Mahony, Mary & Pastor, José Manuel & Peng, Fei & Serrano, Lorenzo & Hernández, Laura, 2012. "Output growth in the post‐compulsory education sector: the European experience," MPRA Paper 44016, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Juan Tomás Sayago Gómez, 2014. "The spatial agglomeration of educated people in Colombia," REVISTA CUADERNOS DE ECONOMÍA, UN - RCE - CID, June.
    9. José Joaquín Brunner, 2013. "The Rationale for Higher Education Investment in Ibero-America," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 319, OECD Publishing.
    10. Mora, Jhon James & Muro, Juan, 2014. "Consistent estimation in pseudo panels in the presence of selection bias," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), vol. 8, pages 1-25.
    11. Cecilia Albert Verdú & Carlos Giovanni González Espitia & Jhon James Mora Rodríguez, 2013. "Determinantes de la demanda de educación universitaria en Colombia, 1980-2010," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 15(29), pages 169-194, July-Dece.
    12. Jhon James Mora, 2008. "Sobre-educación en el mercado laboral colombiano," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 10(19), pages 293-309, July-Dece.
    13. Carlos Giovanni González Espitia, 2016. "Nueva evidencia de la desigualdad de oportunidades en la demanda de educación superior en Colombia: 2000-2015," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 11,in: José Manuel Cordero Ferrera & Rosa Simancas Rodríguez (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 11, edition 1, volume 11, chapter 0, pages 23-44 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.
    14. Mora, Jhon James & Cendales, Andres & Caicedo Carolina, 2016. "Diplomas y desajuste educativo en Cali a partir de avisos clasificados," REVISTA LECTURAS DE ECONOMÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTIOQUIA - CIE, issue 86, pages 179-198, December.

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