Changes in Labor Force Composition and Male Earnings: A Production Approach
AbstractModels of aggregate production are estimated and used to investigate the effects of changes in labor force composition on the recently observed decline in the earnings of college graduates relative to other workers and on the fall in the earnings of younger workers relative to older workers. Changes in labor force composition explain substantial proportions of these observed earnings changes. The most important compositional change appears to have been the rapid increase in the number of young male college graduates. Projections outside the sample are consistent with depressed earnings throughout the lifetimes of the large baby-boom cohorts, especially among college graduates, but do not suggest that depressed college graduate earnings are a permanent phenomenon for all birth cohorts.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.
Volume (Year): 18 (1983)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://jhr.uwpress.org/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Piekkola, Hannu, 2006. "Tax cuts and employment: Evidence from Finnish linked employer-employee data," Discussion Papers 1041, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
- Wasmer, Etienne, 2001.
"Between-group Competition in the Labor Market and the Rising Returns to Skill: US and France 1964-2000,"
IZA Discussion Papers
292, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Wasmer, Etienne, 2001. "Between-Group Competition In The Labour Market And The Rising Returns To Skill: US And France 1964-2000," CEPR Discussion Papers 2798, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Étienne Wasmer, 2006.
"Links between Labor Supply and Unemployment: Theory and Empirics,"
Cahiers de recherche
- Etienne Wasmer, 2009. "Links between labor supply and unemployment: theory and empirics," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 773-802, July.
- George J. Borjas, 1986.
"The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable,"
NBER Working Papers
1624, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Borjas, George J, 1986. "The Sensitivity of Labor Demand Functions to Choice of Dependent Variable," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 68(1), pages 58-66, February.
- Mark Berger, 1989. "Demographic Cycles, Cohort Size, and Earnings," Demography, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 311-321, May.
- Wolff, Edward N., 2007. "The retirement wealth of the baby boom generation," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 1-40, January.
- Timothy J. Bartik, 1999. "Aggregate Effects in Local Labor Markets of Supply and Demand Shocks," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles 99-57, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
- James Stewart & Thomas Hyclak, 1986. "The effects of immigrants, women, and teenagers on the relative earnings of black males," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 93-101, June.
- Etienne Wasmer, 2006. "Links between Labor Supply and Unemployment: Theory and Empirics," Sciences Po publications 06-15, Sciences Po.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.