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dc.contributor.authorGalindo-Rueda, Fernandoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:22:37Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:22:37Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21461-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops and tests a new model of asymmetric information in the labour market involving employer learning. In the model, I provide theoretical conditions for the identification – based on the experience and tenure profiles of estimated returns to ability and education – of employer learning about unobserved worker?s productivity and statistical discrimination based on years of schooling. Using data from two British birth cohorts, estimates based on this model support the hypothesis that British employers have limited information about their workers, make inferences based on their education levels, and progressively learn about their true ability. Moreover, this learning process – particularly among blue-collar workers? favours incumbent employers relative to potential competitors (asymmetric learning). This informational advantage implies an additional distortion in the functioning of the labour market and policy evaluation rarely takes into account the informational impact of interventions and its implications for individual behaviour.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 778en_US
dc.subject.jelC51en_US
dc.subject.jelJ79en_US
dc.subject.jelC52en_US
dc.subject.jelJ39en_US
dc.subject.jelD82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordemployer learningen_US
dc.subject.keywordstatistical discriminationen_US
dc.subject.keywordasymmetric informationen_US
dc.subject.keywordunobserved abilityen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsproduktivitäten_US
dc.subject.stwAsymmetrische Informationen_US
dc.subject.stwLernprozeßen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleEmployer Learning and Schooling-Related Statistical Discrimination in Britainen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn364386487en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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