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Impact of Educational Reforms in (former) Czechoslovakia

Author: Bc. Jáchym Hercher
Year: 2011 - summer
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Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 49
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Abstract: In this thesis I examine the impact of educational reforms in the former Czechoslovakia
and the Czech Republic, which took place between 1948 and 1996, and changed
the length of primary and lower secondary education. I do this by quantifying the
effect the reforms had on the incomes of individuals using a regression-discontinuity
design and the Mincer human capital function. I used EU SILC (Statistics on Income
and Living Conditions) data for 2006-2009, and via remote access also the
Structure of Earning Survey. Depending on the method used, I found zero or small
positive changes in the returns to the highest achieved certificate. Furthermore, I
found evidence of diminishing returns to an extra year of education.
Downloadable: Bachelor thesis of Hercher

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