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Returns to Schooling and Income Distribution by Cohort in Chile: An Analysis Based on Synthetic Panel Data


  • Claudio Sapelli

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)


We estimate the rate of return to primary, secondary and university education for cohorts born from 1945 to 1975. Estimated returns start at a common level of 20% and then diverge, to finally converge at 30%. Regarding income distribution, we observe a dramatic improvement at the margin, especially after the cohort born in 1963 and again after the cohort born in 1973. About half of the working population was born before 1963. Hence this improvement at the margin is not seen in the stock.

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  • Claudio Sapelli, 2005. "Returns to Schooling and Income Distribution by Cohort in Chile: An Analysis Based on Synthetic Panel Data," Documentos de Trabajo 290, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:doctra:290

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    1. Ricardo Paredes & Victor Lima, 2004. "Labor Market Regimes and Mobility through a Markov Chain in Chile," Econometric Society 2004 Latin American Meetings 317, Econometric Society.
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    1. Andrés Solimano & Arístides Torche, 2008. "Income Distribution In Chile, 1987-2006: Analysis And Policy Considerations," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 480, Central Bank of Chile.

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