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Recent investments in human capital and its effect on the chances of escaping from low-paid jobs: The Spanish case

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dc.contributor.author Blázquez Cuesta, Maite spa
dc.contributor.author Ramos Rodrigo, José spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:25:56Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:25:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008 spa
dc.identifier.citation Blázquez-Cuesta, M., & Ramos-Rodrigo, J. (2008). Recent investments in human capital and its effect on the chances of escaping from low-paid jobs: the Spanish case. Estudios de Economía Aplicada, 26 (2), 161-180. spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/312
dc.description.abstract General education and training are major forces determining earnings. According to the human capital model, wage differentials among individuals over the life-cycle are largely the result of different patterns of investment in human capital. This paper is intended to analyze the effects of recent investments in human capital – general education, vocational/training or language courses - on workers’ relative earnings and on the probability of making an upwards transition in the earnings distribution. The analysis is done for Spain, using the European Community Household Panel (1995-2001). Our results reveal that having been recently in education or training (mainly vocational/training courses) significantly increases the probability of escaping from low pay to better paid jobs, while decreases the risk of falling into low-wage employment. Furthermore, this positive effect is significantly higher among those workers with a third level of general education completed. A separate analysis for females also reveals these positive returns of recent investments in human capital relative earnings, although in this case they appear to be none statistically significant. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Recent investments in human capital and its effect on the chances of escaping from low-paid jobs: The Spanish case spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 0.120 IN-RECJ (2008) Q2, 30/119 Derecho civil y mercantil spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Empleo spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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