Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/172909
Authors: 
Hotchkiss, Julie L.
Rupasingha, Anil
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 2016-12
Abstract: 
We make use of predicted social and civic activities (social capital) to account for selection into "social" occupations. Individual selection accounts for more than the total difference in wages observed between social and nonsocial occupations. The role that individual social capital plays in selecting into these occupations and the importance of selection in explaining wage differences across occupations is similar for both men and women. We make use of restricted data from the 2000 decennial census and the 2000 Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey. Individual social capital is instrumented by distance-weighted surrounding census tract characteristics.
Subjects: 
social capital
wage differentials
occupational choice
switching regression
nonpublic data
factor analysis
JEL: 
J31
J24
C34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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