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Tasks, occupations and wages in OECD countries

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/03/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>International Labour Review
Issue number1
Volume160
Number of pages28
Pages (from-to)85-112
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date8/05/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper investigates the relationships between earnings, human capital, and job tasks, exploiting internationally comparable information from the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. We use the theoretical framework presented in Autor and Handel (2013) and extend their empirical results to 20 OECD countries. Our data allow for a richer characterisation of worker’s human capital, by including both educational attainment and a measure of cognitive skills. We are able to confirm the predictive power of job tasks in explaining wage differences both between and within occupations, and to provide empirical support for the model’s prediction in the vast majority of countries.

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Agasisti, T., Johnes, G. and Paccagnella, M. (2021), Tasks, occupations and wages in OECD countries. International Labour Review, 160, 1, 2021 doi: 10.1111/ilr.12169 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ilr.12169 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.