Publication
Title
The sorting of workers across job tasks : an application to graduates and occupational choice
Author
Abstract
In this paper, workers are assumed to acquire task-specific skills prior to labor market entry. The theoretical framework on tasks assumes that workers sort across jobs based on comparative advantage in tasks. I derive three propositions of this conceptual framework which are verified empirically. I find that (i) major choice is an important determinant of what tasks workers do at their job; (ii) graduates majored in the same field self-select into occupations with similar task content and (iii) also the wages of these graduates is correlated strongest when they do similar tasks.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training
Publication
2011
ISSN
1877-6337
1877-6345
Volume/pages
3:1(2011), p. 5-19
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 02.04.2016
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