Overview robust relationship between education and earnings. Why? What determines the level of education selected by an individual?
Human capital model human capital - an individual’s productive capacity. human capital may be increased by investments in: –education, –training, and –health care. individuals with more human capital receive higher pay (since they are more productive).
Optimal investment in education invest in additional education only if benefits is at least as large as costs.
Costs of college education direct costs (tuition, books, supplies), forgone earnings (opportunity cost of time), and psychic costs.
Benefits of college education higher expected earnings, more pleasant jobs, lower expected unemployment rates, and psychic benefits.
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