Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/97123
Authors: 
Ackah, Charles
Adjasi, Charles
Turkson, Festus
Acquah, Adjoa
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/073
Abstract: 
This paper provides evidence on the nature of returns to education in Ghana and confirms the emerging empirical literature on the convexity of returns to education in Ghana. Using a basic Mincerian, model we find that returns to education more than triples from primary to secondary level or higher - an indication of a rather strong convex relationship. The results point to the importance of higher education in productivity. Nonetheless educational policies should not only be directed at increasing enrolment and quality of education at the secondary and higher educational levels but also at improving the quality of basic education.
Subjects: 
education
earnings
convexity
Ghana
JEL: 
J24
J31
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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