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dc.contributor.authorWang, Leen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:49:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:49:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201201103042-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58650-
dc.description.abstractChina's phenomenal growth is accompanied by both relatively low level of standards of living and high inequality. It is widely believe that investing in education could be an effective strategy to promote higher standards of living as well as to reduce inequality. However, little is known about whether this belief is empirically supported. To this end, we employ a recently developed distributional approach to estimate returns to education across the whole earnings distribution in urban China during economic transition. We find that returns to education are generally more pronounced for individuals in the lower tail of the earnings distribution than for those in the upper tail, in stark contrast to the results found in developed countries. Our result implies that education indeed reduces earnings inequality while increasing individuals' earnings. We also find that the returns to education are uniformly larger for women than for men across the distribution. The results suggest the presence of added effects of education on earnings, as opposed to productivity-enhancing effects, for disadvantaged groups. Finally, we find that rates of educational return increased over time for all parts of the earnings distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6173en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ7en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelC31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordreturns to educationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender gapen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic transitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstrumental variable quantile regressionen_US
dc.titleHow does education affect the earnings distribution in urban China?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn696796732en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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