Can education compensate for low ability? Evidence from British data

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dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Vincent en
dc.contributor.author Denny, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-19T16:42:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-19T16:42:51Z
dc.date.copyright Taylor and Francis 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Applied Economics Letters en
dc.identifier.issn 1350-4851 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1466–4291 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/143
dc.description.abstract This article investigates whether the returns to education vary with the level of cognitive ability. Unlike much of the literature, this article finds that the return to schooling is lower for those with higher cognitive ability indicating that education can act as a substitute for observed ability. Using quantile regressions we also find that, again unlike most of the literature, returns are higher at lower quintiles of the conditional earnings distribution. This suggests that education is also a substitute for unobserved ability. The policy implications are that increasing education in general and particularly for those with lower ability should reduce income inequality. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.rights.uri Publisher's copyright policy en
dc.rights.uri www.tandf.co.uk/journals/copyright.asp en
dc.subject.lcsh Education en
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition en
dc.subject.lcsh Ability en
dc.title Can education compensate for low ability? Evidence from British data en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economic/staff/kdenny/kdenny.html en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: kevin.denny@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 4632 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0005 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504850500461639 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issue 9 en
dc.identifier.startpage 657 en
dc.identifier.endpage 660 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13504850500461639
dc.neeo.contributor O'Sullivan|Vincent|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Denny|Kevin|aut|UCD0005


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