All about the money ? The gendered effect of education on industrial and occupational sorting
Anthony Lepinteur and
Adrian Nieto Castro
No 2109, CEPREMAP Working Papers (Docweb) from CEPREMAP
Using the UK 1972 compulsory education reform as a natural experiment, we isolate the effect of education on occupational and industrial sorting. More education leads to greater probabilities of working in the public administration and non-manual occupations for men and in the health and education industries for women. We find that men may shift towards non-manual occupations to work in high-paying jobs. In contrast, men may relocate into the public administration and women into the health and education industries because more educated workers place more importance into non-pecuniary job dimensions. These gender differences may be widening the gender wage gap.
Keywords: 1972 reform; returns to education; worker sorting; career choices; non-pecuniary preferences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
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