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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Saxena, Richa; Bhatnagar, Deepti – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
"Return to school" for enhancement of career is considered a means to career mobility. However, if "return to school" is chosen after a certain stage it has its own costs and challenges. It becomes more complex, especially for women, if geographical distance from family becomes an additional variable to it. Present study,…
Descriptors: Indians, Females, Stress Variables, Family Work Relationship
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Sampson, Helen; Tang, Lijun – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
It is not unusual to find that employers operating in low-pay sectors are reluctant to provide vocational training. Frequently they fear benefitting competitors as better-skilled employees command a more competitive position in the labour market and may choose to leave one employer and take their newly acquired skills elsewhere. However, in…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Skilled Occupations, Marine Education
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Agrawal, Tushar – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Skill development has been a major policy agenda of the Indian government in the past few years. This paper sheds light on the current scenario and labour market outcomes of vocationally trained population. The paper is based on data from two recent rounds of nationally representative employment and unemployment survey. The paper shows that 2.4%…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
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Saha, Bibhas; Sensarma, Rudra – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
We study returns to academic specialisation for Indian corporate sector workers by analysing cross-sectional data on male employees randomly selected from six large firms. Our analysis shows that going to college pays off, as it brings significant incremental returns over and above school education. However, the increase in returns is more…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Males
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Sud, Pamela – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This paper analyses the effectiveness of non-formal schools for working children in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, in mainstreaming child labourers into the formal education system through incentivised, informal schooling. Using a family fixed effects model and sibling data as an equivalent population comparison group, I find that the non-formal…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Siblings, Mainstreaming, Elementary School Students