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Diploma earning differences by gender in Colombia

Jhon Mora () and Juan Muro ()

No 802, Alcamentos from Universidad de Alcalá, Departamento de Economía.

Abstract: This paper discusses the existence of diploma earnings differences by gender in Colombia with a model of sheepskin effects based on pseudo panel data for the period 1996-2000. Our results show a significant and distinctive effect of high school and university degrees among men and women. Thus, additional earnings associated with a high school degree are higher for women than for men, while additional earnings associated with a university degree are higher for men compared to women in Colombia in the period under consideration.

Keywords: Sheepskin effects; pseudo panel data; gender; selection bias; Colombia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J7 J31 C31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007, Revised 2008
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