Discussion Paper

No. 2011-4 | March 14, 2011
Labour Market Returns to Higher Education in Vietnam
(Published in Special Issue Quasi Markets in Education)


This paper employs the Ordinary Least Squares, Instrumental Variables and Treatment Effect models to a new dataset from the Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey (VHLSS) to estimate return to the four-year university education in 2008. Our estimates reveal that the return to university education is about 17% (annualized) and robust to the various estimators. The return to higher education has significantly increased since the economic reform in late 1980s.

Paper submitted to the special issue
Quasi Markets in Education

Data Set

JEL Classification:

C31, J31, O15


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Cite As

Tinh Doan (2011). Labour Market Returns to Higher Education in Vietnam. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2011-4, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2011-4

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