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Returns to Private Education in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Calónico, Sebastián en
dc.contributor.author Ñopo, Hugo R. en
dc.description.abstract The private provision of educational services has been representing an increasing fraction of the Peruvian schooling system, especially in recent decades. While there have been many claims about the differences in quality between private and public schools, there is no complete assessment of the different impacts of these two type of providers on the labor markets. This paper attempts to provide such a comprehensive overview by exploring private-public differences in the individual returns to education in Urban Peru. Exploiting a rich pair of data sets (ENNIV 1997 and 2000) that include questions on type of education (public vs. private) for each educational level (primary, secondary, technical tertiary and university tertiary) to a representative sample of adults, this paper measures the differences in labor earnings for all possible educational trajectories. The results indicate higher returns to education for those who attended private schools than those who attended the public system. Nonetheless, these higher returns also show higher dispersion, reflecting wider quality heterogeneity within the private system. The private-public differences in returns are more pronounced at the secondary than at any other educational level. On the other hand, the private-public differences in returns from technical education are almost nonexistent. A cohort approach paired with a rolling-windows technique allows us to capture generational evolutions of the private-public differences. The results indicate that these differences have been increasing during the last two decades. en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.title Returns to Private Education in Peru en
dc.identifier.jel I21 - Analysis of Education en
dc.identifier.jel I29 - Education and Research Institutions: Other en
dc.identifier.jel I28 - Government Policy en
dc.identifier.jel I22 - Educational Finance ¿ Financial Aid en
dc.identifier.jel I23 - Higher Education ¿ Research Institutions en
dc.identifier.jel I20 - Education and Research Institutions: General en
dc.identifier.jel I2 - Education and Research Institutions en
dc.identifier.jel J31 - Wage Level and Structure ¿ Wage Differentials en
dc.coverage.placename Peru en
dc.contributor.other MARIELASE
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T21:13:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-07T21:13:44Z
dc.date.created 2007-03-14
dc.date.issued 2007-03-14
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iadb.org/en/publications/publication-detail,7101.html?id=6512
dc.format.medium ACROBAT
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject WP-603
dc.type Working Papers
lacea.language.supported en
dc.date.modified 2016-12-01T16:51:25Z
dc.description.abstract2 The private provision of educational services has been representing an increasing fraction of the Peruvian schooling system, especially in recent last decades. While there have been many claims about the differences in quality between private and public schools, there is no complete assessment of the different impacts of these two type of providers on the labor markets. This paper attempts to provide such a comprehensive overview by exploring private-public differences in the individual returns to education in Urban Peru. Exploiting a rich pair of data sets (ENNIV 1997 and 2000) that include questions on type of education (public vs. private) for each educational level (primary, secondary, technical tertiary and university tertiary) to a representative sample of adults, this paper measures the differences in labor earnings for all possible educational trajectories. The results indicate higher returns to education for those who attended private schools than those who attended the public system. Nonetheless, these higher returns also show higher dispersion, reflecting wider quality heterogeneity within the private system. The private-public differences in returns are more pronounced at the secondary than at any other educational level. On the other hand, the private-public differences in returns from technical education are almost nonexistent. A cohort approach paired with a rolling-windows technique allows us to capture generational evolutions of the private-public differences. The results indicate that these differences have been increasing during the last two decades.


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