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Coping with change: International differences in the returns to skills

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  • Hanushek, Eric A.
  • Schwerdt, Guido
  • Wiederhold, Simon
  • Woessmann, Ludger

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International data from the PIAAC survey allow estimation of comparable labor-market returns to skills for 32 countries. Returns to skills are larger in faster growing economies, consistent with the hypothesis that skills are particularly important for adaptation to economic change.

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  • Hanushek, Eric A. & Schwerdt, Guido & Wiederhold, Simon & Woessmann, Ludger, 2017. "Coping with change: International differences in the returns to skills," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 153(C), pages 15-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:153:y:2017:i:c:p:15-19
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.01.007
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    Keywords

    Returns to skills; Economic growth; Cognitive skills; International comparisons; Disequilibria; Knowledge capital;
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    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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