Gobillon, Laurent, Magnac, Thierry and Roux, Sébastien (2022) Lifecycle Wages and Human Capital Investments: Selection and Missing Data. TSE Working Paper, n. 22-1299, Toulouse

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We derive wage equations with individual specic coe¢ cients from a structural model of human capital investments over the life-cycle. This model allows for interruptions in labor market participation, and addresses missing data and attrition issues. We further control for selection in a exible way by using interactive e¤ects. Estimation is based on long administrative panel data of male wages in the private sector in France. A structural function approach shows that interruptions negatively a¤ect average wages. More surprisingly, they also negatively a¤ect the inter-decile range of wages after twenty years, and this is due to interruptions being endogeneous. These results question the popular Missing At Random assumption that is made when assessing the building up of wage inequalities over the life cycle.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: February 2022
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human capital investment, wage inequalities, factor models, missing data
JEL Classification: D91 - Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J31 - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials by Skill, Training, Occupation, etc.
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 09:23
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 09:23
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:126574
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/44314
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