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Title:The effect of schooling on earnings: The role of family background stuied by a large sample of Norwegian twins PDF Logo
Authors:Raaum, Oddbjørn
Aabø, Tom Erik
Issue Date:1999
Series/Report no.:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 1999,16
Abstract:A large representative sample of twins is used to estimate the causal effect of schooling on earnings in Norway, for both men and women. The within-twin-pair estimates reveal that standard cross section (OLS) estimates of the effect on male hourly earnings are biased upwards. For women, no such bias is found. However, family background seems to affect both educational attainment and post-schooling labour supply of women, implying that the standard estimate of the effect of schooling on female annual earnings is upward biased.
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo

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