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dc.contributor.authorFeigenbaum, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRen Tan, Huien_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T14:59:24Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T14:59:24Z
dc.date.issued2019-10
dc.identifier.citationJames Feigenbaum, Hui Ren Tan. 2019. "The Return to Education in the Mid-20th Century: Evidence from Twins."
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/40333
dc.description.abstractWhat was the return to education in the US at mid-century? In 1940, the correlation between years of schooling and earnings was relatively low. In this paper, we estimate the causal return to schooling in 1940, constructing a large linked sample of twin brothers to account for differences in unobserved ability and family background. We find that each additional year of schooling increased labor earnings by approximately 4%, about half the return found for more recent cohorts in contemporary twins studies. These returns were evident both within and across occupations and were higher for sons from lower SES families.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.titleThe return to education in the mid-20th century: evidence from twinsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionFirst author draften_US
pubs.elements-sourcessrnen_US
pubs.notesSource info: NBER Working Paper No. w26407en_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: No embargoen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economicsen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1625-2021 (Feigenbaum, James)
dc.identifier.mycv493503


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