Men and Women’s Return to Cognitive Skills.: Evidence from PIAAC.
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Do men and women receive different pay-offs, in terms of wage, from cognitive skills in the Swedish labor market? To answer this, the classical Mincer equation is expanded with a variable for cognitive skills (literacy and numeracy) and an interaction term between being a male and cognitive skills to be able to distinguish the actual difference in pay-off. I use data from OECD’s PIAAC survey of adult skills, which provides a unique opportunity to examine gender pay-off differences concerning cognitive skills. The results show that men have a larger pay-off than women once occupation is sufficiently controlled for.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gender wage differences, cognitive skills, PIAAC, Mincer Equation, Human Capital
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226230OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-226230DiVA: diva2:724755
Mellander, Erik, Forskare
Waldenström, Daniel, Gästprofessor