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Gender, productive ability and the perceived returns to education: Evidence from rural India

Amalavoyal Chari and Annemie Maertens ()

Economics Letters, 2014, vol. 122, issue 2, 253-257

Abstract: Recent research has established the importance of perceived (as opposed to actual) returns as a determinant of educational investments. We analyze data from India to highlight gender disparities in the perceived returns to education and the salience of productive characteristics.

Keywords: Returns to education; Gender; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.10.029

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