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A Semiparametric Investigation of the School Quality-Earnings Relationship

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  • Li, Mingliang
  • Tobias, Justin

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This article estimates a partially linear model that permits non-linearities of unspecified form in the school quality-earnings relationship. It examines the joint effect of teacher education and pupil-teacher ratios on 1990 earnings using NLSY data. It finds some evidence of non-linearities in this relationship, and that teacher education has a positive effect on log wages at some points in the pupil-teacher ratio support.

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  • Li, Mingliang & Tobias, Justin, 2003. "A Semiparametric Investigation of the School Quality-Earnings Relationship," Staff General Research Papers Archive 12018, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:12018
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