Noncognitive Skills, Occupational Attainment, and Relative Wages∗

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This paper examines whether men’s and women’s noncognitive skills influence their occupational attainment and, if so, whether this contributes to the disparity in their relative wages. We find that noncognitive skills have a substantial effect on the probability of employment in many, though not all, occupations in ways that differ by gender. Consequently… (More)

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@inproceedings{Cobbclark2009NoncognitiveSO, title={Noncognitive Skills, Occupational Attainment, and Relative Wages∗}, author={D A Cobb-clark and Michelle Li Nien Tan}, year={2009} }