Returns to Education in Bangladesh

Date: Oct, 2005
ODID Working Paper No. 130
Author(s): Mohammad Niaz Asadullah (SKOPE, Department of Economics)

This paper reports labour market returns to education in Bangladesh using national level household survey data. Returns are estimated separately for rural and urban samples, males, females and private sector employees. Substantial heterogeneity in returns is observed; e.g. estimates are higher for urban (than rural sample) and female samples (compared to their male counterparts). Our ordinary least square estimates of returns to education are robust to control for types of schools attended by individuals and selection into wage work.

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