Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107520
Authors: 
Ozabaci, Deniz
Henderson, Daniel J.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8736
Abstract: 
In this paper, we employ a partially linear nonparametric additive regression estimator, with recent U.S. Current Population Survey data, to analyze returns to schooling. Similar to previous research, we find that blacks and Hispanics have higher rates of return on average. However, for married males, while non-Hispanic whites have lower returns on average, they typically possess the highest returns in the sample. For females, we are able to show that Hispanics have uniformly higher returns over non-Hispanic whites for the full sample. When we restrict our analysis to females whose highest level of education is a high-school diploma, we find average, but no longer uniformly higher returns. However, these uniformly higher returns resurface for college graduates.
Subjects: 
additive
Mincer regressions
nonparametric
rate of return to education
JEL: 
C14
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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