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Returns to schooling in Russia and Ukraine: Comparative analysis

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  • Arkhipova, Marina

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

  • Egorov, Alexey

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

  • Sirotin, Viacheslav

    (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation;)

Abstract

The paper is focused on the measuring of return to education. This measure reflects the yield of investments in human capital. The analysis is based on estimation of the modified Mincer’s type equations by means of quantile regressions for panel data. Along with quantile regressions estimation we consider the models of the joint distribution of wage and education duration based on copulas. The methodological approach used in the study allows comparing the significance of the factors included in the model for the wage formation. Also it allows investigating the structure of the relationship between wage and education and answering the question devoted to the following dilemma – in which country return to education was higher after the decade of independent development.

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  • Arkhipova, Marina & Egorov, Alexey & Sirotin, Viacheslav, 2017. "Returns to schooling in Russia and Ukraine: Comparative analysis," Applied Econometrics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), vol. 47, pages 100-122.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0326
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    Keywords

    capitalization of professional knowledge; quantile regression; wage; longitudinal data;
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    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • I26 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Returns to Education
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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