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Task Organization, Human Capital and Wages in Moroccan Exporting Firms

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  • Christophe Muller, Christophe Nordman

    (Université de Cergy-Pontoise, THEMA, 33, Bd. du Port, F-95000 Cergy, France, IRD, DIAL, Paris. 4 rue d'Enghien 75010, Paris.)

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We conduct a case study of the linkages of task organization, human capital accumulation and wages in Morocco, using matched worker-firm data for Electrical-mechanical and Textile-clothing industries. In order to integrate task organization into the interacting processes of workers’ training and remunerations, we use a recursive model, which is not rejected by our estimates: task organization influences on-the-job training that affects wages. Beyond sector and gender determinants, assignment of workers to tasks and onthe- job training is found to depend on former education and work experience in a broad sense. Meanwhile, participation in on-the-job training is stimulated by being assigned to a team, especially of textile sector and for well educated workers. Finally, task organization and on-the-job training are found to affect wages.

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Paper provided by THEMA (THéorie Economique, Modélisation et Applications), Université de Cergy-Pontoise in its series THEMA Working Papers with number 2008-39.

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Keywords: Morocco; Wages; On-the-job training; Human capital; Task organization.;

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