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Wage Returns to Experience and Tenure for Young Men in Italy

Sulis, Giovanni (2009) Wage Returns to Experience and Tenure for Young Men in Italy. Working Paper. CRENoS, Cagliari.

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Abstract

This paper provides estimates of the average returns to labour market experience and firm-specifc tenure for a sample of young Italian male workers. Using instrumental variables, I take into account endogeneity and selection problems generated by job matching and individual fixed effects. Results indicate that OLS estimates for experience and tenure are downward biased and that white collars workers enjoy higher returns to general and specific skills than blue collars.

Item Type:Technical Report / Working Paper / Project Report (Working Paper)
Publisher:CRENoS
Date:2009
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > CRENoS Centro Ricerche Economiche Nord Sud
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-P/01 Economia politica
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wages, Experience, Tenure, Search, Endogeneity, Italy
ID Code:409
Deposited On:08 Nov 2009 12:45

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