Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126374
Authors: 
Kavuma, Susan Namirembe
Morrissey, Oliver
Upward, Richard
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/021
Abstract: 
The paper investigates the differences in private marginal returns to education between wage-employees and the self-employed in Uganda, using the Mincerian framework with pooled regression models. We use a two-wave household panel to estimate homogenous and heterogeneous private returns to education for both worker types. The study finds similar marginal returns to an additional year of schooling for both worker types. Further, the study finds the returns to educational qualifications are convex for wage-employees and concave for the self-employed. With regard to heterogeneous returns to education, we employ quantile regression models and find returns to education decreasing with quantile for both worker types.
Subjects: 
returns to education
quantile regression
JEL: 
J24
J31
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-906-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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