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Title:The rates of return to schooling in Kenya
Authors:Carnoy, M.ISNI
Thias, Hans H.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:cost-benefit analysis
Abstract:Rates of return to investment in education can be derived from various factors. For instance, earnings differentials may be an indication of an increased productivity of individuals, due to investment in schooling. Non-schooling factors, however, such as home backGround and achievement motivation, may also affect earnings differentials. This study aims to improve earlier treatments of valuing educational investment, and investigates factors which may distort earnings differentials between individuals with varying amounts of schooling. In this context, earnings differentials between school levels are examined, which stem from union action, government employment, and ability differences, for example. Urban as well aS rural rates of return are estimated. Parts of the article: The data - The model - The types of rates and adjustments - Alternative investment -- Conclusions. Tables, fig., notes, ref., index.