Code for "The Rising Return to Non-cognitive Skill"
- Edin, Per-Anders (Uppsala University)
- Fredriksson, Peter (Uppsala University)
- Nybom, Martin (IFAU)
- Öckert, Björn (IFAU)
AbstractUsing high-quality Swedish administrative data, we document a strong secular increase in the return to non-cognitive skill during 1992-2013. Over this time period, the return to non-cognitive ability roughly doubled. Meanwhile, the return to cognitive skill was stable; the return increased somewhat in the 1990s but then fell in the 2000s. The increase in the return to non-cognitive ability was particularly pronounced at the upper-end of the wage distribution and workers with an abundance of non-cognitive skill were increasingly sorted into high-paying occupations. We also present suggestive evidence that offshoring increases the demand for non-cognitive skill relative to cognitive skill.
“The Rising Return to Non-Cognitive Skill.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, n.d.
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