ERIC Number: ED501999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Estimating Marginal Returns to Higher Education in the UK. NBER Working Paper No. 13534
National Bureau of Economic Research
A long-standing issue in the literature on education is whether marginal returns to education fall as education rises. If the population differs in its rate of return, a closely related question is whether marginal returns to higher education fall as a greater fraction of the population enrolls. This paper proposes a nonparametric method of estimating marginal treatment effects in heterogeneous populations, and applies it to this question, examining returns to higher education in the UK. The results indicate that marginal returns to higher education fall as the proportion of the population with higher education rises, consistent with the Becker Woytinsky Lecture hypothesis.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, Enrollment Rate, Economics
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom