School Quality, Labor Markets and Human Capital Investments: Long-Term Impacts of an Early Stage Education Intervention in the Philippines

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Futoshi Yamauchi

A member of the CGIAR Consortium - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Yanyan Liu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the long-term impacts of improved school quality at the elementary school stage on subsequent schooling investments and labor market outcomes using unique data from a recent survey that tracked students in the Philippines. The empirical results, which are based on a comparison of students who graduated from schools located in adjacent treatment and control areas before and after a school intervention, show significant differences in subsequent schooling investments, migration, and labor market earnings between females and males. That is, females study more (relative to males) and tend to migrate and earn more if they receive high-quality educational investments at an early stage. The above results are consistent with females' greater incentives to study, driven by their higher returns to schooling, especially after high school completion, observed in the labor market.

Keywords: Tertiary Education, Education For All, Secondary Education, Primary Education, Access to Finance

Suggested Citation

Yamauchi, Futoshi and Liu, Yanyan, School Quality, Labor Markets and Human Capital Investments: Long-Term Impacts of an Early Stage Education Intervention in the Philippines (October 1, 2012). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6247. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165685

Futoshi Yamauchi (Contact Author)

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Yanyan Liu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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