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Returns to Schooling: Skills Accumulation or Information Revelation?

Author(s): 
Steve Koch & S Ntege
Publication date: 
June 2008
This paper explores the degree to which imperfect information in the labour market regarding worker quality is likely to impact employment opportunities, as well as the wages associated with those opportunities. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide preliminary empirical evidence that market imperfections exist in South Africa's labour market, that those imperfections could be based on asymmetric private information, and that market participants pursue information gathering and revelation strategies to help mitigate the negative effects of the information asymmetries.
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Series title: 
Working Paper 087
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