WIDER Seminar Series

Khoa Vu on the causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam

WIDER Seminar Series

Khoa Vu will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 29 May 2019. 

Abstract – The causal relationship between parental and children's educational attainment: Evidence from Vietnam

The paper examines the incidence and employment impacts of the Employment Tax Incentive, a South African wage subsidy system that is targeted to the employers of low-wage youth. The paper uses a triple differences strategy and both survey data and administrative data, covering the universe of South African workers. The results reveal that the system did not have a positive influence on the employment rate of eligible workers. The number of jobs in the region where the subsidy is the greatest has increased, but the increase is not statistically significant, perhaps due to a low take-up rate. The earnings seem to have increased for the eligible group, suggesting that the incidence is partly on workers.

About the speaker

Khoa Vu is a PhD student in Applied Economics and a Trainee of the MPC Graduate Training Program in Population Studies at the University of Minnesota. He holds a MSc in Economics from Tufts University and a B.S. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. His current research focuses on educational and health policies in Vietnam and the US.

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