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A Demand-Supply Analysis of the Spanish Education Wage Premium in the 1980s and 1990s

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  • Manuel A. Hidalgo

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    (Department of Economics, Universidad Pablo de Olavide)

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We estimate the demand for education in Spain, and use the estimated demand curve to analyze whether the evolution of the education wage premium in the 1980s and 1990s can be explained by a demand-supply framework. We find that growth in the demand for education in the 1980s was very similar to growth in the 1990s. Our empirical results show that difference in the evolution of the education wage premium between the two decades can be explained by combining observed changes in labor supply with steady labor demand growth.

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Paper provided by Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 08.01.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pab:wpaper:08.01

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Keywords: wage premium; relative demand; relative supply;

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  1. Manuel Hidalgo-Pérez & Walter García-Fontes, 2014. "Estimating Human Capital Externalities: The Case of the Spanish Provinces, 1995-2010," Working Papers, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics 14.06, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  2. Manuel Hidalgo Pérez & Walter García-Fontes, 2009. "Estimating Human Capital Externalities:The Case of Spanish Regions," Working Papers, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics 09.17, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Department of Economics.
  3. Manuel A. Hidalgo Pérez & Jesús Rodríguez López & José Mª O.Kean Alonso, 2008. "Labor demand and information technologies: evidence for Spain, 1980-2005," Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces, Centro de Estudios Andaluces E2008/13, Centro de Estudios Andaluces.

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