Distributional Effects of the High School Degree in Germany


Gernandt, Johannes ; Maier, Michael ; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm ; Rat-Wirtzler, Julie


[img]
Preview
PDF
dp06088.pdf - Published

Download (467kB)

URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1474
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-14740
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2006
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 370 Education
Classification: JEL: C14 C21 J31 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Hochschulbildung , Lohnentwicklung , Evaluation , Deutschland
Keywords (English): Economic returns to secondary education , econometric evaluation , quantile , treatment effects , educational expansion
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of a high school degree on the wage distribution in the period from 1984 to 2004 in Germany. In that period the share of male workers with a high school degree increased from 16 to 25 percent. An econometric evaluation estimator is used to analyze quantile treatment effects for the whole population of male workers and for the subpopulation of workers with a high school degree. It turns out that the impact of a high school degree on the wage distribution for all workers is positive, whereas its impact on the wage distribution of the workers with a high school degree does statistically not differ from zero. This suggests that the selection of students into grammer schools might have been too restrictive. For more workers higher education would have raised their productivity and wages.
Additional information:

Das Dokument wird vom Publikationsserver der Universitätsbibliothek Mannheim bereitgestellt.




+ Citation Example and Export

Gernandt, Johannes ; Maier, Michael ; Pfeiffer, Friedhelm ; Rat-Wirtzler, Julie (2006) Distributional Effects of the High School Degree in Germany. Open Access [Working paper]
[img]
Preview


+ Search Authors in

+ Download Statistics

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics



You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail


Actions (login required)

Show item Show item