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Wage Gaps and Job Sorting in African Manufacturing.

Abstract:

Using matched employer-employee data from eleven African countries, we investigate if there is job sorting in African labor markets. We find that much of the wage gap correlated with education is driven by selection across occupations and firms. This is consistent with educated workers being more effective at complex tasks like labor management. In all countries the education wage gap widens rapidly at high low levels of education. Most of the education wage gap at low levels of education can...

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Publisher:
CEPR
Host title:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Series:
C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
Volume:
6003
Publication date:
2006-01-01
Paper number:
6003
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:6f553bd6-d4c8-4869-a85e-79d6d2997454
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11567
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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