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Do green jobs differ from non-green jobs in terms of skills and human capital?

Davide Consoli (), Giovanni Marin (), Alberto Marzucchi and Francesco Vona ()

No 1015, SEEDS Working Papers from SEEDS, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies

Abstract: This paper elaborates an empirical analysis of labour force characteristics associated to environmental sustainability. Using data on the United States we compare green and non-green occupations to detect differences in terms of skill content and of human capital. Our empirical profiling reveals that green jobs use high-level abstract skills significantly more than non-green jobs. Moreover, green occupations exhibit higher levels of education, work experience and on-the-job training. While preliminary, this exploratory exercise calls attention to an underdeveloped theme, namely the labour market implications associated with the transition towards green growth.

Keywords: Skills; Green Jobs; Task Model; Human Capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 J24 O31 O33 Q20 Q40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-env, nep-hrm, nep-lma, nep-pke and nep-tid
Date: 2015-05, Revised 2015-05
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