Forced to be rich? Returns to compulsory schooling in Britain

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dc.contributor.author Devereux, Paul J.
dc.contributor.author Hart, Robert A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-30T15:18:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-30T15:18:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2622
dc.description.abstract Do students benefit from compulsory schooling? In an important article, Oreopoulos (2006) studied the 1947 British compulsory schooling law change and found large returns to schooling of about 15% using the General Household Survey (GHS). Reanalysing this dataset, we find much smaller returns of about 3% on average with no evidence of any positive return for women and a return for men of 4-7%. Additionally, we utilize the New Earnings Survey Panel Data-set (NESPD) that has earnings information superior to that in the GHS and find similar estimates: zero returns for women and returns of 3 to 4% for men. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 09 24 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP2009/40
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection en
dc.relation.uri Forced to be rich? Returns to compulsory schooling in Britain (January 2008) en
dc.relation.uri http://irserver.ucd.ie/dspace/handle/10197/738 en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Compulsory--Great Britain en
dc.subject.lcsh Wages--Effect of education on en
dc.title Forced to be rich? Returns to compulsory schooling in Britain en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/wp09.24.pdf en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Devereux|Paul J.|aut|UCD0006 en
dc.neeo.contributor Hart|Robert A.|aut| en


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