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Which Human Capital Matters For Rich And Poor'S Wages: Evidence From Matched Worker-Firm Data From Tunisia

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  • Christophe Muller

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    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Christophe Nordman

    ()
    (DIAL, París)

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In this paper, we study the return to human capital variables for wages of workers observed in Tunisian matched worker-firm data in 1999. We develop a new method based on multivariate analysis of firm characteristics, which allows us most of the benefits obtained by introducing firm dummies in wage equations. It also provides a human capital interpretation of the effect of these dummy variables. Moreover, in the studied data, using three firm characteristics easily collectable yields results close to those obtained by using the matched structure of the data.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 2004-28.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2004
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Keywords: wage; returns to human capital; matched worker-firm data; quantile regressions; factor analysis; Tunisia;

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  1. Jellal, Mohamed & Nordman, Christophe Jalil & Wolff, François-Charles, 2008. "Evidence on the glass ceiling effect in France using matched worker-firm data," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/4377, Paris Dauphine University.
  2. Christophe Muller & Christophe Nordman, 2005. "Human Capital And Wages In Two Leading Industries Of Tunisia: Evidence From Matched Worker-Firm Data," Working Papers. Serie AD 2005-07, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  3. Christophe J. NORDMAN & François-Charles WOLFF, 2012. "On-The-Job Learning And Earnings: Comparative Evidence From Morocco And Senegal," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 35, pages 151-176.
  4. Christophe J. Nordman & François-Charles Wolff, 2009. "Is There a Glass Ceiling in Morocco? Evidence from Matched Worker--Firm Data," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 18(4), pages 592-633, August.

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