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External Return to Education in Poland

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In the article social rate of return to education is considered. As is pointed out in various research papers social return rate exceeds the pure technical rate of return by considerable margin. However, it is hard to calculate adequate figure due to methodological and data problems. The model used in the article is based on a comparative advantage theory. It contains two equations: one for technical and social rate of return to education, second deals with non-random selection for different education regimes. We find that private rate of return is over 7% yearly and therefore is still among the highest in Europe and there exists additional 1.5% social return to higher education.

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  • Strawinski, Pawel, 2008. "External Return to Education in Poland," MPRA Paper 11598, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    return to education; private returns; external return;
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    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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