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Type Journal Article - Journal of Human Resources
Title Educational investments and returns for women and men in Côte d'Ivoire
Volume 28
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1993
Page numbers 933-9
URL http://econpapers.repec.org/RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:28:y:1993:i:4:p:933-974
Do women in the labor market enjoy the same returns to their human capital investments as men do? Is the different treatment of women in the labor market a cause for the lower educational attainment so often observed among women in the Third World? This paper estimates wage and nonfarm self-employment earnings functions, corrected for selectivity bias based on a choice model of three regions and four employment modes. In Côte d'Ivoire, rates of return to education are high for both men and women, but men's wages exceed women's by a substantial margin for all but the most educated.

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