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Explaining Rising Returns to Education in Urban China in the 1990s.

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Although theory predicts that international trade will decrease the relative demand for skilled workers in relatively skill-deficit countries, in recent decades many developing countries have experienced rising wage premiums for skilled workers. We examines this puzzle by quantifying the relative importance of different supply and demand factors in explaining the rapid increase in the returns to education experienced by China during the 1990s. Analyzing Chinese urban household survey and cens...

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Xuejun Liu More by this author
Albert Park More by this author
Yaohui Zhao More by this author
Volume:
4872
Series:
IZA Discussion Papers
Publication date:
2010-04-05
URN:
uuid:62f622ac-295c-473b-9906-0629f20e375e
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15037
Language:
English

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