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An evaluation of the impact of industrial restructuring on individual human capital accumulation in France (1956-1993)

  • Nicolas Fleury

    (Centre Etudes & Prospective - Groupe ALPHA, EQUIPPE - Economie Quantitative, Intégration, Politiques Publiques et Econométrie - PRES Université Lille Nord de France - Université de Lille Sciences humaines et sociales - Université Lille 1 - Sciences et technologies - Université Lille II - Droit et santé)

  • Fabrice Gilles

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    (EQUIPPE - Economie Quantitative, Intégration, Politiques Publiques et Econométrie - PRES Université Lille Nord de France - Université de Lille Sciences humaines et sociales - Université Lille 1 - Sciences et technologies - Université Lille II - Droit et santé, TEPP - Travail, Emploi et Politiques Publiques - UPEM - Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

This article evaluates the effect of French industrial restructuring during 1956-1993, on individual human capital accumulation. We use data from the French Training and Occupational Skills survey and the Population Census (INSEE). We estimate a human capital production function using two econometric strategies (controlling for covariates; instrumental variables). We show that industrial restructuring has a negative impact on individual human capital accumulation for the children of blue-collar workers.

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