Social Returns to Education: Evidence from Italian Local Labor Market Areas

 
Author/Editor: Dalmazzo, A. ; De Blasio, Guido
 
Publication Date: August 01, 2003
 
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Summary: The paper provides a quantitative assessment of social returns to education in Italy. It shows that, after controlling for individual characteristics, local average human capital is positively correlated with individual wages, with estimated social returns between 2 and 3 percent. This result is robust to alternative estimation methods and does not seem to depend on endogenous sorting. The paper also shows that social returns are higher in the lagged areas of the south of Italy.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 03/165
Subject(s): Labor markets | Italy | Wages | Education

Author's Keyword(s): Education | Wages | Human Capital
 
English
Publication Date: August 01, 2003
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA1652003 Pages: 31
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