Filiztekin, Alpay (2011): Social returns to education in a developing country.
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This paper estimates social returns to education in Turkey. Most evidence on spillovers from human capital comes mostly from developed countries, and estimates vary from country to country. The paper finds that social returns to education are around 3-4%, whereas private returns per year of education amount to 5% in Turkey. Moreover, the findings indicate that workers with lower skills, or working in sectors with lower average wages benefit most from externalities. The results are robust to a series of checks, using a number of individual and regional controls, as well as instrumental variable estimation.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Social returns to education in a developing country|
|Keywords:||human capital externalities, returns to education, wages|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics > A20 - General
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration ; Regional Labor Markets ; Population ; Neighborhood Characteristics
|Depositing User:||Alpay Filiztekin|
|Date Deposited:||01. Dec 2011 19:04|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 22:18|
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