Differences in Wage Growth by Education Level: Do Less Educated Workers Gain Less from Work Experience?
AbstractThis paper revisits the old question of whether wage growth differs by education level. The paper makes both a methodological and a substantive contribution by offering a new strategy for separately identifying returns to tenure, experience, and job match. Our empirical results, based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation, show that overall wage growth is higher for more-educated workers. This reflects higher returns to both tenure and job match for more-educated females. College-educated males also have larger increases in the job match component, but their high within-job wage growth largely reflects higher returns to experience than less-educated workers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Boston College Working Papers in Economics with number 473.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 28 Nov 2000
Date of revision: 26 Aug 2006
Note: Previously circulated as "Returns to Tenure and Experience Revisited--Do Less Educated Workers Gain Less from Work Experience?"
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- Connolly, Helen & Gottschalk, Peter T., 2006. "Differences in Wage Growth by Education Level: Do Less-Educated Workers Gain Less from Work Experience?," IZA Discussion Papers 2331, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
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