[STBI-23-02-2017] Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Political Impacts of Education in Vietnam
Dang Dinh Thang
University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh city
11:00 am, Thursday, 23-02-2017
Hall H.001, UEH School of Economics
1A Hoang Dieu Street. Phu Nhuan District. HCM city
In this study, I estimate the causal effects of education on political outcomes in Vietnam using data from Vietnam’s World Values Survey. To address the potential endogeneity problem of education, I employs the 1991 compulsory schooling reform in Vietnam to instrument for exogenous changes in schooling years with a regression discontinuity design. I find that in general education does cause favorable impacts on political outcomes in Vietnam using the whole sample. In particular, one more year of schooling results in increases in the probabilities of political concern and political participation by about 6–12% points and 6–8% points, respectively. However, I strikingly find that for those whose at least lower secondary degree, more schooling years they achieve less political concern they have.
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