Returns in wage and employment from test scores: evidence from Vietnamese National University entrance exams 2009 and household data 2018–2020

Tien Manh Vu, Hiroyuki Yamada

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Abstract

We examine the returns to test scores from the 2009 Vietnamese National Entrance Examination to University (NEEU) of individuals born in 1991. We investigate their labour outcomes in terms of hourly wage and employment measured in 2018 or 2020. We find that a one standard deviation increase in the standardized test score on the NEEU is associated with a 9% increase in wage rate 9–11 years later. The results also suggest that mathematics test scores have a significant correlation with labour outcomes in the long run.

Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Economics Letters
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • cognitive skills
  • returns to education
  • Test scores
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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