Returns to education in Bangladesh

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Abstract

This paper reports labour market returns to education in Bangladesh using data from recent nationwide household survey. Returns are estimated separately for rural and urban samples, males, females and private-sector employees. Substantial heterogeneity in returns is observed; for example, estimates are higher for urban (than rural sample) and female samples (compared with their male counterparts). Our ordinary least square estimates of returns to education are robust to control for types of schools attended by individuals and selection into waged work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-468
Number of pages16
JournalEducation Economics
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Returns to education
  • Sample selection

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