Labour Markets, Poverty, and Development

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Table 6A.5 Returns to adjusted for composition effect
Côte d'Ivoire Ethiopia Uganda
Men Women Men Women Men Women
Private sector
Primary
Mincerian 8.4 4.0 -6.9 6.2 3.1 2.6
+ Composition effect 7.6 3.6 -6.9 5.2 3.1 2.6
Lower secondary
Mincerian 16.6 27.1 82.5 37.5 11.5 17.0
+ Composition effect 19.7 26.3 82.2 35.5 11.5 16.8
Upper secondary
Mincerian 28.4 34.3 7.5 -6.0 34.4 8.2
+ Composition effect 22.9 34.2 3.5 -6.5 34.4 8.0
University
Mincerian 69.8 33.4 . . 68.4 86.6
+ Composition effect 73.3 28.5 . . 68.4 86.6
Public sector
Primary
Mincerian 7.8 17.8 12.3 -3.1 7.0 8.0
+ Composition effect 8.6 17.0 14.6 -2.6 7.1 10.5
Lower secondary
Mincerian 10.8 21.6 -24.6 23.6 12.7 6.5
+ Composition effect 11.8 20.7 -16.1 24.1 13.0 8.9
Upper secondary
Mincerian 22.1 13.7 15.2 26.9 -12.8 31.8
+ Composition effect 23.1 12.9 17.2 27.7 -12.8 33.7
University
Mincerian 30.8 157.6 . . 83.1 41.1
+ Composition effect 36.0 151.5 . . 83.9 46.8

REFERENCES

Alderman H., Behrman J., Ross D., and Sabot R. ( 1991), 'The gender gap in human capital accumulation in a poor rural economy', mimeo, Human Capital Accumulation in Post Green Revolution Pakistan Project.

Appleton S. ( 1995), "'The interaction between poverty and gender in human capital accumulation: the case of the primary leaving exam in the Côte d'Ivoire'", Journal of African Economies, 4( 3): 192-224.

----- Hoddinott J., Krishnan P., and Max K. ( 1994), "'Gender differences in the returns to schooling in three African countries: extended results'", background paper for the 1995 World Development Report on Labour Market, Washington: World Bank.

----- ----- and Knight J. ( 1996), "'Primary education as an input into post-primary education: a neglected benefit'"

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