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Type Journal Article - Economics of Education Review
Title Education, work and earnings of Peruvian women
Volume 15
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1996
Page numbers 213-230
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6VB9-3VV41R3-2/2/2ad2235f5d4490365c6617c2cd8a8e99
The paper examines the changes in the education of women in Peru and relates the rising trend in education levels to women's work and earnings. The analysis indicates that women have benefited relatively more than men from education policies in the 1950s and 1960s, and the education gap between men and women has narrowed. With the increase in schooling levels, the participation in paid work has risen for younger women. But there is also evidence that the return to schooling has been diluted, perhaps because the growth in work opportunities has not kept up with the expansion in educational attainment.

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