Returns to education: Empirical evidence from Kyrgyzstan


Mincer wage model
Central Asia

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Sulaimanova, B. (2021). Returns to education: Empirical evidence from Kyrgyzstan. JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROECONOMETRICS, 1(2), 73-84.


The aim of this study is to identify the returns to education in Kyrgyzstan, with special reference to employment type and gender differences. The empirical analysis of this study is based on Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) survey data collected in 2016. The sample for analysis is constructed with employees and self-employed persons aged 18-65, who indicated their monthly income from employment. According to the empirical outputs, there is a wage premium for higher education such that the marginal return to education for women is higher than men.


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