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Expected Work Experience: A New Human Capital Measure

Joseph Zveglich, Yana vander Meulen Rodger and Editha A. Lavina

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Abstract: This paper constructs a better proxy: expected work experience—the sum of the annual probabilities that an individual worked in the past. This measure can be generated using commonly available data on labor force participation rates by age and gender to gauge the probability of past work. Applying the measure to labor force survey data from the Philippines shows that conventional proxies underestimate the contribution of gender differences in work experience in explaining the gender wage gap.

Keywords: eSS; gender wage gap; labor force participation; Philippines; potential experience; wage regressions; work experience; expected work experience; labour force participation; past work; labour force survey data; gender differences. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-01
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