Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126356
Authors: 
Baye, Francis Menjo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/014
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the impact of education on measured inequality across the wage distribution using pooled records from the 2005 and 2010 Cameroon labour force surveys, wage equations and standard inequality measures. Returns to education increased monotonically. Yet incremental returns were registered on average and up to the 25th percentile making the full returns to education for the period 2005-10 largest for the 5th and 10th percentiles. Inequality decreased from the lower to upper percentiles in the counterfactual distributions - thus revealing the inequality-increasing effect of education in the actual distribution and a snowballing effect when moving up the wage distribution.
Subjects: 
Cameroon
education
inequality
wages
distribution
JEL: 
D31
D60
D63
I24
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-899-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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