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Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle

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  • Richard Blundell

    (University College London)

  • Monica Costa Dias

    () (Institute for Fiscal Studies, Centre for Economics and Finance)

  • David Goll

    () (University College London)

  • Costas Meghir

    () (Yale University)

Abstract

We investigate the role of training in reducing the gender wage gap using the UK-BHPS which contains detailed records of training. Using policy changes over an 18 year period we identify the impact of training and work experience on wages, earnings and employment. Based on a lifecycle model and using reforms as a source of exogenous variation we evaluate the role of formal training and experience in defining the evolution of wages and employment careers, conditional on education. Training is potentially important in compensating for the effects of children, especially for women who left education after completing high school.

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  • Richard Blundell & Monica Costa Dias & David Goll & Costas Meghir, 2019. "Wages, Experience and Training of Women over the Lifecycle," Working Papers 2019-040, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group.
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    Keywords

    gender gap; wage gap; Earnings;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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