Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111551
Authors: 
Boccanfuso, Dorothée
Larouche, Alexandre
Trandafir, Mircea
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9099
Abstract: 
While many studies examine the effect of primary education quality on labor market outcomes in developing countries, little is known about the effects at higher levels. We exploit the quasi-experiment provided by a large-scale education reform launched in Senegal in 2000 to investigate how quality improvements at the university level affect employment. Our difference-in-difference estimates suggest that young high-skilled workers experienced a nine percentage-point employment gain relative to older workers. They are also more likely to have "better" jobs (in the service industry or government), suggesting a reduction in the mismatch between the quality of high-skill labor demanded and supplied.
Subjects: 
higher education
employment
impact analysis
quality mismatch
JEL: 
I21
O15
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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