Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68493
Authors: 
Anger, Silke
Heineck, Guido
Year of Publication: 
2010
Citation: 
[Journal:] Applied Economics Letters [Volume:] 17 [Issue:] 7 [Pages:] 699-702
Abstract: 
We provide first evidence on the relationship between cognitive abilities and earnings in Germany using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) Study. The estimates suggest that mechanics abilities are positively related to wages of West German workers, even when educational attainment is controlled for. Pragmatics of cognition are not related to earnings. In line with studies for other countries, we find that ability and education are inseparable determinants of earnings.
Subjects: 
Cognitive abilities
earnings regressions
returns to education
ability bias
JEL: 
J24
J31
I21
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Additional Information: 
This is an author's accepted manuscript of an article published in Applied Economics Letters 17 (2010), 7, pp 699-702, available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13504850802297855
Document Type: 
Article

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