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The returns to vocational training and academic education

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Evidence from Tanzania
Abstract:

In this paper we ask what can account for the continuing strong preference for academic education in Africa where the level of development is so low and there are few wage jobs and which form of educational investment, the academic or vocational, is most profitable. We argue that the answers to these questions are linked through the shape of the earnings function and the importance of firm effects. High levels of academic education have far higher returns than those available either from voca...

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Published
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Not peer reviewed
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Institution:
"University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania"
Department:
Economics Department
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Global Poverty Research Group
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Author
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Publication date:
2008-01-01
URN:
uuid:6ddf0293-b446-4737-967f-d2647e194b72
Local pid:
ora:2574

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