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Retornos económicos de la educación en el Perú


  • José Rodríguez

    () (Departamento de Economía- Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)


The objective of this paper is to estimate interna1 rates of return of education in Peru. The methodology is based on conventional cost-benefit analysis, where income flows are calculated using “mincerian” equations. To deal with sample selection bias, estimated income equations where adjusted using the Heckman method. Our results show that investment in education in Peru has a high social and private profitability. By educational levels, primary education has -as it is a usually found in the literature- the highest rates of return, and men’s education shows a higher profitability than women’s.

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  • José Rodríguez, 1993. "Retornos económicos de la educación en el Perú," Documentos de Trabajo / Working Papers 1993-112, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • Handle: RePEc:pcp:pucwps:wp00112

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    1. Alberto Chong & Florencio Lopez-de-Silanes, 2007. "Corporate Governance in Latin America," Research Department Publications 4494, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    2. Gustavo Yamada, 2006. "Retornos a la educación superior en el mercado laboral: ¿Vale la pena el esfuerzo?," Working Papers 06-13, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacífico.
    3. Calónico, Sebastián & Nopo, Hugo R., 2007. "Returns to Private Education in Peru," IZA Discussion Papers 2711, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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