The Returns to Training in Russia: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis

Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 23 Jul 2018

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Pavel Travkin

National Research University Higher School of Economics

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Date Written: April 11, 2014

Abstract

This paper investigates the wage return to job-related training using a difference-in-differences estimator to control for unmeasured differences in ability and measured differences in past wages as a proxy for ability and motivation. Estimates use data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey from 2004 to 2011. As predicted, positive returns to training are identified, and the returns increase absolutely with the level of past wages, consistent with human capital and selection models.

Keywords: returns to training, human capital, unobserved abilities, Russia

JEL Classification: J24, J31

Suggested Citation

Travkin, Pavel, The Returns to Training in Russia: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis (April 11, 2014). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 56/EC/2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423678 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423678

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