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Gaining more education does lead to higher wages

Dickson, Matt (2013) Gaining more education does lead to higher wages. British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Nov 2013). Website.

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Economists have long been asking whether increasing education leads to higher wages. In his recently published work, Matt Dickson exploits the relationship between smoking as a teenager and education choice to tease out the causal relationship. He finds that, across the distribution of education levels and the ability range, getting more education does result in a higher wage. For policy, this means that raising the participation age is a good move and – if properly enforced – should lead to tangible benefits for those affected.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 23:20

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