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Wages and Human Capital in Exporting Firms in Morocco

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  • Christophe Muller

    () (Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico Universidad de Alicante, Campus de San Vicente)

  • Christophe Nordman

    () (DIAL, IRD, Paris)

Abstract

(english) We study the relationship between wages, human capital accumulation and work organisation in Morocco using matched worker-firm data for Metallurgical-electrical and Textile-clothing firms. While wages are found to rise with all human capital characteristics, returns to education and experience are much higher for the upper wages. Participation in on-the-job training is constrained by: a relevant industrial location; a minimal educational background; and an appropriate family situation. Moreover, work organisation and on-the-job training are dependent on the education process. Finally, we find strong interactions of human capital accumulation with involvement in chain gangs, team work and supervision. _________________________________ (français) Nous étudions le lien entre salaires, accumulation du capital humain et organisation du travail au Maroc en utilisant une enquête couplant des informations sur les entreprises et les employés de deux secteurs manufacturiers. Bien que les salaires soient sensibles à toutes les variables de capital humain, les rendements de l’éducation et de l’expérience sont beaucoup plus élevés pour les travailleurs à hauts revenus. La participation à la formation sur le tas du travailleur est favorisée par son secteur d’appartenance, son niveau d’éducation et sa situation familiale lorsqu’elle est favorable. De plus, l’organisation des tâches sur le lieu de travail (à la chaîne, en équipe) découle aussi du niveau de capital humain des salariés.

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  • Christophe Muller & Christophe Nordman, 2006. "Wages and Human Capital in Exporting Firms in Morocco," Working Papers DT/2006/06, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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    Keywords

    Africa; Morocco; Wages; On-the-job training; Human capital; Workplace organisation; Matched worker-firm data; Maroc; Salaires; Formation sur le tas; Capital humain; Organisation du travail; Données liées employeurs-employés.;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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