Is School the Best Route to Skills? Returns to Vocational School and Vocational Skills in Egypt

Caroline Krafft
Formal vocational schooling is expected by many to be the best route to job skills, to make young Egyptians highly employable and to generate substantial returns. This paper compares the returns to formal vocational secondary education and the returns to vocational skills acquired through other routes, such as apprenticeships, in Egypt. By using a unique panel data set that allows for a comparison of siblings, this paper estimates the impact of education and skills on...
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