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Returns to education in Bangladesh

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  • M Niaz Asadullah

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This paper reports labour market returns to education in Bangladesh using data from recent nationwide household survey. Returns are estimated separately for rural and urban samples, males, females and private sector employees. Substantial heterogeneity in returns is observed; e.g. estimates are higher for urban (than rural sample) and female samples (compared to their male counterparts). Our ordinary least square estimates of returns to education are robust to control for types of schools attended by individuals and selection into wage work.

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  • M Niaz Asadullah, 2005. "Returns to education in Bangladesh," Development and Comp Systems 0511020, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpdc:0511020
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    Keywords

    Education; labor market participation; sample selection; Bangladesh;

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    • O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
    • P - Economic Systems

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