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The Economic Returns to Lifelong Learning in OECD Countries


  • Elchanan Cohn
  • John Addison


Recent literature on the returns to schooling and vocational and occupational training in OECD countries is examined, with somewhat greater emphasis being accorded the US and UK experience. We provide estimates of short-cut, Mincer-type and internal rates of return to schooling, as well as alternative estimates of the returns to formal and informal post-school training investments.

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  • Elchanan Cohn & John Addison, 1998. "The Economic Returns to Lifelong Learning in OECD Countries," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 253-307.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:edecon:v:6:y:1998:i:3:p:253-307 DOI: 10.1080/09645299800000021

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