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ERIC Number: EJ1064668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: EISSN-1941-3432
Higher Education and Efficiency in Europe: A Comparative Analysis
Sánchez-Pérez, Rosario
Research in Higher Education Journal, v18 Dec 2012
This paper analyses the efficiency of higher education in equalizing the feasible wages obtained for men and women in the labour market. To do that, It is estimated two stochastic frontiers. The first one measures the effect of higher education inside the group of men and women for six European countries. The results indicate that in Denmark, France and Italy men with higher education have higher gains in wages with respect men with the same characteristics with secondary education while for women appears the opposite result. In Germany and Spain, women with higher education experiment higher gains in terms of wages than obtain men. The second frontier shows the wages differentials obtained for women in each country by education level with respect men. Here, women with higher education experiment less wages differentials than do women with primary or secondary education. The data set is the ECHP (European Community Household Panel Data) from 1995 to 2001.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark; France; Germany; Italy; Spain