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The Returns To Training In Russia: A Difference-In-Differences Analysis

  • Pavel V. Travkin

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    (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

This paper investigates the wage return to job-related training using a difference-in-differences estimator to control for unmeasured differences in ability and measured differences in past wages as a proxy for ability and motivation. Estimates use data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey from 2004 to 2011. As predicted, positive returns to training are identified, and the returns increase absolutely with the level of past wages, consistent with human capital and selection models.

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Paper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 56/EC/2014.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2014
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Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Economics / EC, April 2014, pages 1-31
Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:56/ec/2014
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