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Wages and Human Capital: Evidence from the Irish Data

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  • Denny, Kevin
  • Harmon, Colm
  • Redmond, Sandra

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The objective of this study is to compare the effects on earnings across a pectrum of studies. Research on the topic has been very limited up to the 1990s, but the emergence of a number of comprehensive data sets has allowed considerable research into the topic. A cross paper comparison of the returns to education bring us to the conclusion that the specification of the wage equation and the use of different data sets do not have a dramtic effect on earnings.

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Paper provided by College Dublin, Department of Political Economy- in its series Papers with number 99/3.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:99/3

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Postal: Ireland; University College Dublin, Department of Political Economy, Centre for Economic Research, Belfield, Dublin 4
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Keywords: INCOME ; HUMAN CAPITAL ; LABOUR;

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Cited by:
  1. Ferreira, Luisa & Vanhoudt, Patrick, 2002. "Catching The Celtic Tiger By Its Tail," Economic and Financial Reports 2002/1, European Investment Bank, Economics Department.
  2. Kevin Denny & Colm Harmon & Sandra Redmond, 2000. "Functional literacy, educational attainment and earnings - evidence from the international adult literacy survey," IFS Working Papers W00/09, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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