Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia

Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss sheepskin effects in Colombia based on repeated cross‐section or pseudo panel data using cohorts in seven larges cities in Colombia. Design/methodology/approach – A Pseudo Panel Data methodology is used as the basis for determining and testing sheepskin effects using labor market microdata in Colombia in the time period from 1996 to 2000. Findings – Empirical evidence suggests that there are additional salary increases of 14 percent for individuals who hold a secondary degree and approximately 26 percent for holders of university degrees in Colombia. Originality/value – Testing sheepskin effects based on pseudo panel data using cohorts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Manpower Emerald Publishing

Sheepskin effects by cohorts in Colombia

International Journal of Manpower, Volume 29 (2): 11 – May 9, 2008

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0143-7720
DOI
10.1108/01437720810872686
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss sheepskin effects in Colombia based on repeated cross‐section or pseudo panel data using cohorts in seven larges cities in Colombia. Design/methodology/approach – A Pseudo Panel Data methodology is used as the basis for determining and testing sheepskin effects using labor market microdata in Colombia in the time period from 1996 to 2000. Findings – Empirical evidence suggests that there are additional salary increases of 14 percent for individuals who hold a secondary degree and approximately 26 percent for holders of university degrees in Colombia. Originality/value – Testing sheepskin effects based on pseudo panel data using cohorts.

Journal

International Journal of ManpowerEmerald Publishing

Published: May 9, 2008

Keywords: Selection; Bias; Colombia

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