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Title:Returns to foreign education: yet another but different cross country analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Gruetter, Max
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1615
Abstract:The main interest of this paper is to compare the value of education systems of different countries. For this reason I use data on workers who have completed their education before immigrating to Switzerland to estimate a country specific return to education. I estimate the standard Mincer-equation with the extension that I additionally allow for country specific returns to education. Results show that there are important differences between the returns to different education systems within Switzerland in the value of the basic education on the one hand and the return to an additional year of education on the other hand.
Subjects:return to education
immigration
international
JEL:C13
J61
I21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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