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Are there Asymmetries in the Effects of Training on the Conditional Male Wage Distribution?

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  • Wiji Arulampalam
  • Alison Booth

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  • Mark L. Bryan

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Recent studies have used quantile regression (QR) techniques to estimate the impact of education on the location, scale and shape of the conditional wage distribution. In our paper we investigate the degree to which work-related training – another important form of human capital – affects the location, scale and shape of the conditional wage distribution. Using the first six waves of the European Community Household Panel, we utilise both ordinary least squares and QR techniques to estimate associations between work-related training and wages for private sector men in ten European Union countries. Our results show that, for the majority of countries, there is a fairly uniform association between training and hourly wages across the conditional wage distribution. However, there are considerable differences across countries in mean associations between training and wages.

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Paper provided by Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 523.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
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Handle: RePEc:auu:dpaper:523

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Keywords: private sector training; wages; education; quantile regression; unobservables;

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