Which ladder to climb? : wages of workers by job, plant, and education
Bayer, Christian
Kuhn, Moritz

Date: 2018
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.
Abstract: The ADEMU Working Paper Series is being supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 European Union funding for Research & Innovation, grant agreement No 649396.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/649396
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: ADEMU working paper series
Series: ADEMU Working Paper Series ; 129
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Human capital ; Life-cycle wage growth ; Wage inequality ; Careers

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