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Sheepskin effects and screening in Colombia

Jhon Mora ()

Colombian Economic Journal, 2003, vol. 1, issue 1, 95-108

Abstract: This article uses the Hungerford and Solon Test [1987] for calculating the sheepskin effect of returns from education in the Colombian labour market in 2000. It was found that secondary school graduates enjoyed 13% returns whilst a university degree led to 17% returns. The Hungerford and Solon Test [1987], applied to a quantile regression, found returns ranging from 7% to 17% for secondary school graduates (across the entire income range) whilst a university degree produced returns between 17% and 27%

Keywords: screening; sheepskin effect; quantile regressions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C29 J20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003
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