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ERIC Number: EJ1047816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Adult Literacy, Heterogeneity and Returns to Schooling in Chile
Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Sakellariou, Chris
Education Economics, v23 n1 p122-136 2015
We examine the importance of adult functional literacy skills for individuals using a quantile regression methodology. The inclusion of the direct measure of basic skills reduces the return to schooling by 27%, equivalent to two additional years of schooling, while a one standard deviation increase in the score increases earnings by 20%. For those who are less skilled, more education contributes little to earnings; rather skills are the key to higher earnings. The nonschooling component of skill is a significant contributor to earnings, but not the component associated with years of schooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Chile