The Value of Early-Career Skills
CESifo Working Paper,
We develop novel measures of early-career skills that are more detailed, comprehensive, and labor-market-relevant than existing skill proxies. We exploit that skill requirements of apprenticeships in Germany are codified in state-approved, nationally standardized apprenticeship plans. These plans provide more than 13,000 different skills and the exact duration of learning each skill. Following workers over their careers in administrative data, we find that cognitive, social, and digital skills acquired during apprenticeship are highly – yet differently – rewarded. We also document rising returns to digital and social skills since the 1990s, with a more moderate increase in returns to cognitive skills.
People Job Market Candidates ...
Research Profiles of the IWH Departments All doctoral students are allocated to one...
The Nasty Gap 30 years after unification: Why East Germany is still 20% poorer than the...
Why Is the Roy-Borjas Model Unable to Predict International Migrant Selection on Education? Evidence from Urban and Rural Mexico ...
Media Response Archive ...
Solidarity with Israel The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany stands in solidarity with Israel. ...
IWH FDI Micro Database
IWH FDI Micro Database The IWH FDI Micro Database (FDI = Foreign Direct...
The CompNet Competitiveness Database The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet)...
Productivity: More with Less by Better Available resources are scarce. To sustain our...