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Labor quality growth in Germany

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  • Schwerdt, Guido
  • Turunen, Jarkko

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Extending the common baseline model does not fundamentally change the low contribution of labor quality to productivity growth in Germany. Labor quality growth is low owing to a small increase in educational attainment of workers and declines in relative returns.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 280-282

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:3:p:280-282

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Keywords: Human capital Labor quality Productivity growth;

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