Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Schooling levels and wage gains in Mexico
Issue: Vol. 12, No 4, 2019
Published date: 12-2019 (print) / 12-2019 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Alí Aali-Bujari
Universidad Autónoma de Estado de Hidalgo, México

Francisco Venegas-Martínez
Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

Arturo García-Santillán
Universidad Cristóbal Colón, México
Keywords: economics of education, returns to education, Mincer earnings function, levels of schooling, Mexico
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2019/12-4/4
Index PUBMS: a4bb44ba-370f-11ea-b360-fa163e0fa1a0
Language: English
Pages: 74-83 (10)
JEL classification: I26, C13, I23

This paper assesses the impact of the returns to education on income of the heads of family in Mexico in 2016. The analysis is based on Mincer’s (1974) earnings function by using microdata from the National Household Income Survey (ENIGH acronym in Spanish) 2016. Estimations following Mincer equation are carried out by levels of schooling. The main conclusion is that as the level of education among Mexican heads of family increases, it magnifies the increase in income levels, which, in turn, enlarges human capital and learning capacity needed for sustained growth and welfare.


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