Career Interruptions and Subsequent Earnings: A Reexamination Using Swedish Data
AbstractThis paper reexamines the link between career interruptions and subsequent wages. Using a rich new Swedish data set, we are able to disaggregate time out of work into several components. In both cross-sectional and panel estimations, regressing log wages on total time out results in a negative coefficient on total time out, which has been interpreted in other studies as evidence for human capital depreciation. However, we find that different types of time out have different effects on wages and that these effects vary by gender. This suggests that human capital depreciation is not the entire explanation for the negative effect of career interruptions on subsequent wages.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.
Volume (Year): 34 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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- Albrecht, James W. & Edin, Per-Anders & Sundström, Marianne & Vroman, Susan B., 1996. "Career Interruptions and Subsequent Earnings: A Reexamination Using Swedish Data," Working Paper Series 1996:23, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- Albrecht, J & Edin, P-A & Sundstrom, M & Vroman, S-B, 1996. "Career Interruptions and Subsequent Earning : A Reexamination Using Swedish Data," Papers 1996-23, Uppsala - Working Paper Series.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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