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On the Link Between On-the-Job Training and Earnings Dispersion

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  • Said Hanchane

    () (Institut d’Economie Publique (IDEP), Marseille, and Laboratoire d’Economie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST), Aix-en-Provence)

  • Jacques Silber

    () (Department of Economics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and Institut d’Economie Publique (IDEP), Marseille)

Abstract

This paper is a first attempt to devise a methodology that allows estimating the exact impact of training on the dispersion of wages. It uses an approach originally proposed by Fields (2003) but extends it to the breakdown of inequality by population subgroups as well as to the case where the earnings function that is at the base of the analysis has to be adjusted for selectivity bias. The empirical illustration is based on a survey conducted in France at the end of the twentieth century.

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  • Said Hanchane & Jacques Silber, 2007. "On the Link Between On-the-Job Training and Earnings Dispersion," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0023, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
  • Handle: RePEc:iso:educat:0023
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    Keywords

    earnings’ dispersion; France; labour market segmentation; on-the-job training; overlapping; selectivity bias; unobserved heterogeneity;

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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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