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Returns to education and wage equations: a dynamic approach

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We study the impact of education on within-groups wage inequality using quantile-regression techniques and US data for the period 1980 to 1987. Our contribution consists of comparing estimates based on a standard Mincer equation with estimates based on a modified Mincer equation in which past earnings play the role of additional explanatory variable. We find that a dynamic model does not give the same answer as a static model regarding the impact of schooling on earnings dispersion, and provide an explanation for this result.

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  • Corrado Andini, 2007. "Returns to education and wage equations: a dynamic approach," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(8), pages 577-579.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:8:p:577-579
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500461555
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    9. Marconi, Gabriele, 2015. "Dynamic returns to schooling by work experience," MPRA Paper 88073, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    14. Kripfganz, Sebastian, 2014. "Unconditional Transformed Likelihood Estimation of Time-Space Dynamic Panel Data Models," VfS Annual Conference 2014 (Hamburg): Evidence-based Economic Policy 100604, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    15. Karolina Goraus & Joanna Tyrowicz, 2013. "The Goodwill Effect? Female Access to the Labor Market Over Transition: A Multicountry Analysis," Working Papers 2013-19, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.
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    17. Savina Finardi & Jakub Fischer & Petr Mazouch, 2012. "Odhad míry návratnosti investic do vysokoškolského vzdělání podle oborů, pohlaví a regionů [The Estimation of Internal Rates of Return on Human Capital Investment Differenced by Study Fields, Sex a," Politická ekonomie, Prague University of Economics and Business, vol. 2012(5), pages 563-589.
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    19. Andini, Corrado, 2014. "Persistence Bias and Schooling Returns," IZA Discussion Papers 8143, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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