Returning to the Returns to Computer Use
AbstractThis paper re-examines the returns to computer use using a new matched workplace-employee data from Canada. We control for potential selection using instrumental variables. Results suggest that it is not merely the employee having a computer on his desk, but rather having complementary computer skills, that causes wages to increase.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its series Working Papers with number 377.
Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2005
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Publication status: Forthcoming, American Economic Review, May 2005
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computers; computer skills; human capital; technology;
Other versions of this item:
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2005-03-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2005-03-06 (Business Economics)
- NEP-INO-2005-03-06 (Innovation)
- NEP-LAB-2005-03-06 (Labour Economics)
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