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Which ladder to climb? : wages of workers by job, plant, and education

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dc.contributor.author Bayer, Christian
dc.contributor.author Kuhn, Moritz
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-27T11:57:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-27T11:57:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/35523
dc.description.abstract How much does your wage depend on what you learned, for whom you work, or what job you do? Using largely unexplored administrative data from Germany allows us to relate 80% of wage variation to observable characteristics of jobs, firms, and workers. One wage determinant stands out: the hierarchy level of a job, summarizing its responsibility, complexity, and required independence. This variable is typically absent in other data sources. Climbing the hierarchy ladder explains almost all of the rise in wage dispersion and half of the wage growth by age. It also is key to explaining gender wage differences.
dc.description.sponsorship The ADEMU Working Paper Series is being supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 European Union funding for Research & Innovation, grant agreement No 649396.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries ADEMU Working Paper Series;129
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided that the original work is properlyattributed.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject.other Human capital
dc.subject.other Life-cycle wage growth
dc.subject.other Wage inequality
dc.subject.other Careers
dc.title Which ladder to climb? : wages of workers by job, plant, and education
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/649396
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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