The evolution of private returns to education during post-conflict transformation: Evidence from Mozambique
Trifkovi? Neda and
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No 143, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)
This paper estimates how private returns to education have evolved in the context of postconflictÂ transformation in Mozambique. This has been characterized by rapid economic growth, significantÂ expansion of the schooling system, but also limited structural change in a labour market dominated byÂ small-scale agricultural activity.We find clear evidence that rates of return to education in the country haveÂ shifted over timeâ€”declining at lower levels of schooling, but remaining stable and possibly rising at theÂ highest levels.This is consistent with increasingly convex returns, which are most evident among those inÂ non-agricultural (wage) jobs. As such, workers today must accumulate more years of schooling to achieveÂ the same expected return as in the past.
Keywords: Returns to education; Workforce; Employment; Education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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