Estimating the Returns to Education in Argentina: 1992-2002
Paula Ines Giovagnoli
Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics
World Bank - Human Development Network
Harry A. Patrinos
World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3715
Returns to schooling in urban Argentina for a ten-year period are estimated. In addition to comparable earnings functions, we also estimate the returns using quantile regression analysis to detect differences in the returns across the distribution. Over time, men in higher quantiles have higher returns to schooling compared to those in the lower quantiles. For women returns are highest at the lowest quantile. The returns to education increased during the last decade. We do not rule out that increased demand for skills is driving the increasing returns over the decade.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 48
Keywords: returns to schooling, wages, quantile regressions
JEL Classification: I21, J31
Date posted: September 21, 2005
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