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Tenure, experience, human capital and wages: a tractable equilibrium search model of wage dynamics

Jesper Bagger, Francois Fontaine () and Jean-Marc Robin ()
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Jesper Bagger: Institute for Fiscal Studies

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Abstract: We develop and estimate an equilibrium job search model of worker careers, allowing for human capital accumulation, employer heterogeneity and individual-level shocks. Career wage growth is decomposed into the contributions of human capital and job search, within and between jobs. Human capital accumulation is largest for highly educated workers, and both human capital accumulation and job search contribute to the observed concavity of wage-experience pro files. The contribution from job search to wage growth, both within- and between-job, declines over the fi rst ten years of a career- the `job-shopping' phase of a working life - after which workers settle into high-quality jobs and use outside off ers to generate gradual wage increases, thus reaping the benefi ts from competition between employers.

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Date: 2014-03-14
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Journal Article: Tenure, Experience, Human Capital, and Wages: A Tractable Equilibrium Search Model of Wage Dynamics (2014) Downloads
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