Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148498
Authors: 
Shimeles, Abebe
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 273
Abstract: 
Developing countries often face two well-known structural problems: high youth unemployment and high inequality. In recent decades, policymakers have increased the share of government spending on education in developing countries to address both of these issues. The empirical literature offers mixed results on which type of education is most suitable to improve gainful employment and reduce inequality: is it primary, secondary, or tertiary education? Investigating recent literature on the returns to education in selected developing countries in Africa can help to answer this question.
Subjects: 
tertiary education
youth unemployment
returns to education
asset inequality
JEL: 
I24
I26
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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