Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148530
Authors: 
Swinnerton, Kenneth A.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 305
Abstract: 
Universal completion of secondary education by 2030 is among the targets set by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Higher expected adult wages traced to schooling may play a major role in reaching this target as they are predicted to induce increased school enrollment for children whose families wish to optimally invest in their children’s future. However, low incomes and the obligation to meet immediate needs may forestall such investment. Studies suggest that school enrollment in developing countries is positively correlated with higher expected future wages, but poor families continue to under-enroll their children.
Subjects: 
school enrollment
returns to schooling
income effects
poverty
JEL: 
I26
J13
J24
J3
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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