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Age-productivity patterns in talent occupations for men and women: a decomposition

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  • Magdalena Smyk
  • Joanna Tyrowicz
  • Barbara Liberda

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One could expect that in the so-called talent occupations, while access to these professions may differ between men and women, the gender wage gap should actually be smaller owing to the high relevance of human capital quality. Wage regressions typically suggest an inverted U-shaped age-productivity pattern. However, such analyses confuse age, cohort and year effects. Deaton decomposition allows us to disentangle these effects. We apply this method to investigate the age-productivity pattern for the so-called 'talent' occupations. Using data from a transition economy (Poland) we find that talent occupations indeed have a steeper age-productivity pattern. However, gender differences are larger for talent occupations than for general occupations.

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  • Magdalena Smyk & Joanna Tyrowicz & Barbara Liberda, 2014. "Age-productivity patterns in talent occupations for men and women: a decomposition," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 26(3), pages 401-414, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:pocoec:v:26:y:2014:i:3:p:401-414
    DOI: 10.1080/14631377.2014.937100
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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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