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Educational Wage Premia and the Distribution of Earnings: An International Perspective

Franco Peracchi ()

Chapter 05 in Handbook of the Economics of Education, 2006, vol. 1, pp 189-254 from Elsevier

Abstract: This chapter analyzes the international evidence on the relationship between educational wage premia and the distribution of personal labor earnings. The aim is to review what is known about the contribution of differences in relative wages across schooling levels to the degree of variability, between countries and over time, in the pecuniary returns to work. Definition and measurement problems are of paramount importance in analyses of this kind, and so a large part of the chapter is devoted to some of these issues.

Keywords: educational wage premia; earnings functions; educational attainments; distribution of labor earnings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
ISBN: 978-0-444-51399-1
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