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dc.contributor.authorSchwager, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:12:08Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:12:08Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24766-
dc.description.abstractA model is presented where workers of differing abilities and from different social backgrounds are assigned to jobs based on grades received at school. It is examined how this matching is affected if good grades are granted to some low ability students. Such grade inflation is shown to reduce the aggregate wage of the lower class workers because employers use social origin as a signal for productivity if grades are less than fully informative. Moreover, the high-ability students from the higher class may benefit from grade inflation since this shields them from the competition on the part of able students from the lower classes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-070en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelC78en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordgradingen_US
dc.subject.keywordstandardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordassignmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial mobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordgradingen_US
dc.subject.keywordstandardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordassignmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial mobilityen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwInformationswerten_US
dc.subject.stwSignallingen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwMatchingen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Schichten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Mobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSpieltheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleGrade Inflation, Social Background, and Labour Market Matchingen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577908278en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7393-
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