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Reexamining the Wage, Tenure and Experience Relationship

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  • Williams, Nicolas

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Despite considerable empirical research, a debate still rages about the relative importance of tenure and experience in determining wages given the existence of unobserved heterogeneity. Using a data set well suited to this problem, the author finds after correcting for unobserved heterogeneity that tenure increases wages only in the first several years of employment. The accumulated effect of general labor-market experience increases wages substantially over the career. This evidence suggests that specific human capital accumulation is relatively less important than some might believe. This result is robust to different estimation techniques that have been suggested in the literature. Copyright 1991 by MIT Press.

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Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics & Statistics.

Volume (Year): 73 (1991)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 512-17

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Handle: RePEc:tpr:restat:v:73:y:1991:i:3:p:512-17

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  1. Degeorge, François & Jenter, Dirk & Moel, Alberto & Tufano, Peter, 2000. "Selling Company Shares to Reluctant Employees: France Télécom's Experience," CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers 2483, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Cornelia Luchsinger & Rafael Lalive & Jörg Wild, 2003. "Do Wages Rise with Job Seniority? The Swiss Case," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 139(II), pages 207-229, June.
  3. Michal Myck & Gillian Paull, 2004. "The role of employment experience in explaining the gender wage gap," IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies W04/16, Institute for Fiscal Studies.
  4. Maciej, Szelewicki & Tyrowicz, Joanna, 2009. "Labour Market Racial Discrimination in South Africa Revisited," MPRA Paper 16440, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Nicolas Williams, 2004. "Seniority, Experience, and Wages in the UK," University of Cincinnati, Economics Working Papers Series, University of Cincinnati, Department of Economics 2004-06, University of Cincinnati, Department of Economics.
  6. Cingano, Federico, 2003. "Returns to specific skills in industrial districts," Labour Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 149-164, April.
  7. World Bank, 2007. "Chile - County Gender Assessment : Expanding Women's Work Choices to Enhance Chile's Economic Potential," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7639, The World Bank.
  8. Lydon, Reamonn & Walker, Ian, 2004. "Welfare-to-Work, Wages and Wage Growth," IZA Discussion Papers 1144, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  9. Joseph G. Altonji & Nicolas Williams, 1992. "The Effects of Labor Market Experience, Job Seniority, and Job Mobility on Wage Growth," NBER Working Papers 4133, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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