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ERIC Number: EJ908286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Effect of School Inputs on Labor Market Returns that Account for Selective Migration
McHenry, Peter
Economics of Education Review, v30 n1 p39-54 Feb 2011
In this paper, I estimate the effect of state school inputs on labor market returns to schooling. The method follows Card and Krueger (1992) and Heckman et al. (1996), but I extend their analysis in two ways. First, I correct state-level returns to schooling for selective migration, adapting a method from Dahl (2002). Second, I use more recent data and assess the degree to which the 1999 labor market capitalized school inputs (with 2000 Census data). Higher state-level school inputs are associated with higher returns to schooling after correcting for selective migration. These positive effects are present in all Census years I study. (Contains 2 figures and 9 tables.)
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Language: English
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