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Partial identification and bound estimation of the average treatment effect of education on earnings for South Africa

Mariotti, Martine; Meinecke, Juergen


We partially identify the average treatment effect of education on earnings and non-parametrically estimate its upper bound for African, Coloured (mixed race) and White males in South Africa. We address endogenous selection into education, cohort effects and endogenous selection into work. Using the September 2007 South African Labour Force Survey, the upper bound estimates are considerably lower than existing parametric point estimates of the return to education. As a lesson, policy makers...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
DOI: 10.1111/obes.12059


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