IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Measuring the Rate of Return to Interrupted Schooling

Listed author(s):
  • Richard D. Marcus
Registered author(s):

    The most widely followed technique to estimate the rate of return to a year of schooling was provided by Mincer (1974) . This paper extends Mincer's semilog wage regression method to include those who interrupted their schooling with years of work. Schooling and the duration of the interruption interact to create nonlinearities in the rate of return to schooling. The proposed method is then applied to both Vietnam era G.I. students and civilian interrupters. It is found that interrupters earn substantially the same rate of return as the rate of return to uninterrupted schooling at the same level of schooling. G.I. students earned slightly higher rates of return to their interrupted schooling, but their accumulated work experience was not valued highly in the labor market.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by in its journal Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 9 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 295-310

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:sae:jedbes:v:9:y:1984:i:4:p:295-310
    Contact details of provider:

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sae:jedbes:v:9:y:1984:i:4:p:295-310. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (SAGE Publications)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.