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Lane Kenworthy

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.001.0001

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Skills

Skills

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(p.199) 9 Skills
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Jobs with Equality
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Lane Kenworthy (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.003.0009

Educational attainment is a good predictor of individuals' employment and earnings. In the standard view, this is because education is a useful measure of skills, which in turn are a key determinant of a person's productivity. In theory, equalizing skills could therefore lead to both high employment and a relatively equal distribution of earnings. This chapter assesses this supposition, drawing on both individual- and country-level data.

Keywords:   educational attainment, employment, earnings, productivity

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