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Modeling returns to education and labour market outcomes of doctoral degree holders in Bulgaria

Simeonova-Ganeva, Ralitsa; Panayotova, Nataliya; Ganev, Kaloyan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
In this study we present the theoretical framework of the so called Mincerian equations used for modelling returns to education. Then, we construct a conceptual framework which allows us to answer the question “What happens to doctoral degree holders in the labour market?”. We analyse data for about 45,000 PhD graduates in Bulgaria from the NSI survey Career development of PhD degree holders run in 2007, 2009, and 2010. An attempt is made to measure pay gaps in terms of gender and major of study. Using Mincerian equations, we calculate these pay gaps, and thus we answer the question whether there are any income differences among doctoral degree holders. We find ...
free text keywords: returns to education, doctoral degree holders, labour market income, gender pay gap, pay gaps by field of study, jel:I2, jel:J3
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