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The Value of Education and Job Training in the Developing World: New Evidence from Migrant Workers in China

Messinis, George and Cheng, Enjiang (2007) The Value of Education and Job Training in the Developing World: New Evidence from Migrant Workers in China. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper utilises a new survey to evaluate the impact of education and on-the-job training on earnings by migrant workers in China. It accounts for job-skill mismatch and selection bias in training, and examines the sources of a gender gap. The evidence is as follows: the return to required education is 9.5% while that of job training is three times as high; the effect of migrant work experience is considerable; women earn more than men due to endowment effects. This evidence calls for new policy initiatives in China to raise the skills of migrant workers and abolish discrimination against them.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information:
Uncontrolled Keywords: earnings, education, mismatch, training, overeducation, undereducation, China
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 02:52
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15907
DOI: No. 36
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