The Rates of Return to Education in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (R-5)

The Rates of Return to Education in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (R-5)

Publication details

  • Friday | 20 Nov, 1992
  • Nadeem Ul Haque
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Abstract


The paper estimates rates of return to schooling in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in the Becker-Mincer framework.  The estimates show that the rates of return are significantly different across work-status categories with the self-employed obtaining a lower return than the employed.  Consequently, pooling of the two subsamples from LDCs--as is often done in similar exercises --is incorrect.  Nevertheless, the estimates, especially those for the employed, compare favorably with those from other countries.