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[STBI-20/8/2015] More Schooling Is Not Always Better

Trân trọng kính mời anh/chị tham dự vào chia sẻ hội thảo STBI. Thông tin chi tiết về hội thảo STBI lần này như sau:

(1) Chủ đề: “More Schooling Is Not Always Better: Evidence from

an Instrumental Variables Approach to Educational Reform in Vietnam”

(Đi học nhiều hơn không phải lúc nào cũng tốt hơn:

Bằng chứng từ tiếp cận biến công cụ cho trường hợp cải cách giáo dục ở Việt Nam)

Tải bài viết TẠI ĐÂY

(2) Tóm tắt nội dung:

“It is universally accepted that more education afforded to the people is tied to increased future earnings, as shown in many influential studies during the last four decades. However, evidence from Vietnam’s educational reforms during the 1980s, in which an additional school year - the previously missing 9th grade - was mandated for people born in and after 1976, may suggest otherwise. Examining four recent surveys of earnings of people born during the transition from the communist K-10 to the Western K-12 education system, with educational attainments no greater than a high-school diploma, I find strong evidence of nonlinear returns on education and a low or even negative return for some grades. Marginal returns are strong for primary school and upper secondary school but are small for lower secondary school. Using the reform and the administrative demarcation line that separated the country into two halves prior to the unification in 1975 as instruments for educational attainments, I show that adding 9th grade to lower secondary school has no impact on future earnings. Ineffective schooling, inappropriate time allotments between taking exams and building skills, and a “sheepskin effect” may be responsible for the zero return on 9th grade in Vietnam.”

(3) Người trình bày: Lê Việt Phú, Chương trình Giảng dạy Kinh tế Fulbright Việt Nam.

(4) Thời gian: 11h00, thứ 5, ngày 20 tháng 8 năm 2015.

(5) Địa điểm: Hội trường H001, Khoa Kinh tế UEH, 1A Hoàng Diệu, Phú Nhuận, TP.HCM.