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Rising returns to schooling in Argentina, 1992-2002 : productivity or credentialism?

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  • Savanti, Maria Paula
  • Patrinos, Harry Anthony

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There has not been much change in the premium to primary education, while the returns to secondary education increased, but by less than the premium to university. The returns to incomplete university also increased significantly. There is a signal that there might be credentialism at the tertiary level, but 15 years of schooling also represents a significant threshold. The returns to schooling are higher in the private sector. There is little evidence of screening or credentialism driving the returns to schooling, which increased significantly in Argentina from 1992 to 2002.

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  • Savanti, Maria Paula & Patrinos, Harry Anthony, 2005. "Rising returns to schooling in Argentina, 1992-2002 : productivity or credentialism?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3714, The World Bank.
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    1. López Bóo, Florencia, 2010. "Returns to Education and Macroeconomic Shocks: Evidence from Argentina," IZA Discussion Papers 4753, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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    3. Aashish Mehta & Jesus Felipe & Pilipinas Quising & Shiela Camingue, 2013. "Where have All the Educated Workers Gone? Services and Wage Inequality in Three Asian Economies," Metroeconomica, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 64(3), pages 466-497, July.

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