Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/214871
Authors: 
Dai, Li
Martins, Pedro S.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 495
Abstract: 
As China's firms upgrade their position in the quality ladder, vocational education may become more important. In this paper, we study returns to secondary vocational education in China paying attention to individual heterogeneity. We use instrumental variables based on geographical and longitudinal changes in enrolment to address the selection between the two types of education. We find that vocational education provides a wage premium vis-à-vis academic education of over 30% but which applies only for individuals at the middle of the conditional wage distribution.
Subjects: 
Human capital
vocational education
quantile treatment effects
JEL: 
I26
I25
J24
J31
C36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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