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Noncognitive skills, occupational attainment, and relative wages [electronic resource] / Deborah Cobb-Clark and Michelle Tan
Bib ID 4834074
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Cobb-Clark, Deborah A
 
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Description [Canberra] : Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, 2009 
ISBN 9781921262937
Series

PANDORA electronic collection.

Centre for Economic Policy Research discussion papers ; no. 612.

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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Available at: http://cepr.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP612.pdf 

Summary

"This paper examines whether men's and women's noncognitive skills influence their occupational attainment and, if so, whether this contributes to the disparity in their relative wages. We find that noncognitive skills have a substantial effect on the probability of employment in many, though not all, occupations in ways that differ by gender. Consequently, men and women with similar noncognitive skills enter occupations at very different rates. Women, however, have lower wages on average not because they work in different occupations than men do, but rather because they earn less than their male colleagues employed in the same occupation. On balance, women's noncognitive skills give them a slight wage advantage. Finally, we find that accounting for the endogeneity of occupational attainment more than halves the proportion of the overall gender wage gap that is unexplained"--Abstract.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on 5 May 2010)

"July 2009".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-26)

Text and graphics.

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Subjects Sex discrimination in employment.  |  Wages -- Effect of education on.
Other authors/contributors Tan, Michelle  |  Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research

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