Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68122
Authors: 
Dickerson, Andy
Green, Francis
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
Department of Economics Discussion Paper, University of Kent 02,03
Abstract: 
Using a method for measuring job skills derived from survey data on detailed work activities, we show that between 1997 and 2001 there was a growth in Britain in the utilisation of computing skills, literacy, numeracy, technical know-how, high-level communication skills, planning skills, client communication skills, horizontal communication skills, problem-solving and checking skills. Computer skills and high-level communication skills carry positive wage premia, as shown both in cross-section hedonic wage equations and through a within-sohorts change analysis. No part of the gender pay gap can be accounted for by differences in levels of generic skills between men and women.
Subjects: 
skills
wages
computers
JEL: 
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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