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Journal Article

Wages, experience, and training of women over the life cycle

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Publication date

Jan 2021

Summary

We investigate the role of training in reducing the gender wage gap using the British Household Panel Survey. On the basis of a life-cycle model and using tax and welfare benefit reforms as a source of exogenous variation, we evaluate the role of formal training and experience in defining the evolution of wages and employment careers, conditional on education. Training is potentially important in compensating for the effects of children, especially for women who left education after completing high school, but does not fundamentally change the wage gap resulting from labor market interruptions following child birth.

Published in

Journal of Labor Economics

Volume and page numbers

39 , 275 -315

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1086/711400

ISSN

16

Subjects

Human Capital, Training: Labour Market, Education, Labour Market, Childbearing: Fertility, Welfare Benefits, Wages And Earnings, Taxation, and Life Course Analysis

Links

University of Essex, Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to University of Essex registered users* - https://lib.essex.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1599721

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