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Noncognitive skills, occupational attainment, and relative wages

Cobb-Clark, Deborah A.; Tan, Michelle

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This paper examines whether men's and women's noncognitive skills influence their occupational attainment and, if so, whether this contributes to the disparity in their relative wages. We find that noncognitive skills have a substantial effect on the probability of employment in many, though not all, occupations in ways that differ by gender. Consequently, men and women with similar noncognitive skills enter occupations at very different rates. Women, however, have lower wages on average not...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69566
Source: Labour Economics
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2010.07.003

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