The Schooling Return on the Non-farm Income of Chinese Western Rural Labors
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- Non-farm Income; Schooling Return; Mincer Income Model
Education plays an important role in improving Chinese rural laborers’ non-farm incomes. However, several analyses have shown that the returns on schooling are very low in the western region, which could have a negative influence on improving farmers’ incomes and the even development of the national economy. No previous research has addressed this question. This paper is based on large samples from a rural household survey, using Mincer income model to estimate the schooling return. The results showed the following: The Mincer schooling returns were estimated to range from 2.7 to 3.9% using parametric methods. This result is lower than that in most recent studies.
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TY - CONF AU - Jiang Luan AU - Tingting Li AU - Jiancheng Chen AU - Pei Guo PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - The Schooling Return on the Non-farm Income of Chinese Western Rural Labors BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Economy, Management and Education Technology PB - Atlantis Press SP - 55 EP - 58 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icemet-15.2015.12 DO - 10.2991/icemet-15.2015.12 ID - Luan2015/08 ER -