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Title:Do literacy and numeracy pay off? On the relationship between basic skills and earnings PDF Logo
Authors:Antoni, Manfred
Heineck, Guido
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:BERG Working Paper Series 86
Abstract:Is there a reward for basic skills in the German labor market? To answer this question, we examine the relationship between literacy, numeracy and monthly gross earnings of full-time employed workers. We use data from the ALWA survey, augmented by test scores on basic cognitive skills as well as administrative earnings data. Our results indicate that earnings are positively related to both types of skills. There furthermore is no evidence for non-linearity in this relationship and only little heterogeneity when differentiating by sub-groups.
Subjects:literacy
numeracy
earnings
administrative data
Germany
ALWA
JEL:I21
J31
ISBN:978-3-943153-00-2
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:BERG Working Paper Series, Universität Bamberg

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