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Job Levels and Wages

Christian Bayer and Moritz Kuhn ()
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Moritz Kuhn: Universität Bonn, ECONtribute, CEPR, and IZA, Adenauerallee 24-42, 53113 Bonn, Germany

No 235, ECONtribute Discussion Papers Series from University of Bonn and University of Cologne, Germany

Abstract: Job levels summarize the complexity, autonomy, and responsibility of task execution. Conceptually, job levels are related to the organization of production, are distinct from occupations, and can be constructed from data on task execution. We highlight their empirical role in matched employer-employee data for life-cycle wage dynamics, refine a task-based view of wage determination, and demonstrate that differences in job levels account for most of the observed wage differences. We also show, within a structural framework, that a job-level perspective provides a novel and fruitful interpretation of widely studied phenomena such as the gender wage gap and the returns to education and seniority.

Keywords: job levels; wage structure; career ladder (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D33 E24 J31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 81 pages
Date: 2023-05
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