High and steady or low and rising? Life-cycle earnings patterns in vocational and general education
AbstractIn this paper, we compare experience-earnings profiles of employees with vocational andgeneral education background in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom,three countries with fundamentally different education systems. Using Mixed-EffectsLinear Regression Models we show that earnings of vocationally educated employeesare higher in the initial phase of their career. However, those with a general educationbackground catch up over time in the labor market. Life-cycle differences in earnings aremore pronounced in Germany than in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
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- Cörvers Frank & Heijke Hans & Kriechel Ben & Pfeifer Harald, 2011. "Highly and steady or low and rising? Life cycle earnings patterns in vocational and general education," Research Memoranda 042, Maastricht : METEOR, Maastricht Research School of Economics of Technology and Organization.
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