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Estimating the Returns to Education in Argentina: 1992-2002

48 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2005  

Paula Ines Giovagnoli

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics

Ariel Fiszbein

World Bank - Human Development Network

Harry A. Patrinos

World Bank

Date Written: September 2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords: returns to schooling, wages, quantile regressions

JEL Classification: I21, J31

Suggested Citation

Giovagnoli, Paula Ines and Fiszbein, Ariel and Patrinos, Harry A., Estimating the Returns to Education in Argentina: 1992-2002 (September 2005). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3715. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=806247

Paula Ines Giovagnoli (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata - Faculty of Economics ( email )

1900 La Plata
Argentina

Ariel Fiszbein

World Bank - Human Development Network ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Harry Anthony Patrinos

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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