Do Green Jobs Differ from Non-Green Jobs in Terms of Skills and Human Capital?
Davide Consoli (),
Giovanni Marin (),
Francesco Vona () and
SPRU Working Paper Series from SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School
This paper elaborates an empirical analysis of labour force characteristics associated to environmental sustainability. Using data from the United States we compare green and non-green occupations to detect differences in terms of skill content and of human capital. The empirical profiling proposed here reveals that green jobs use non-routine (resp. routine) cognitive skills significantly more (resp. less) than non-green jobs. Green occupations also exhibit higher levels of formal education, work experience and on-the-job training. While preliminary, our exploratory exercise seeks to call 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)
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Journal Article: Do green jobs differ from non-green jobs in terms of skills and human capital? (2016)
Working Paper: Do green jobs differ from non-green jobs in terms of skills and human capital? (2015)
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