Competencies, occupational status, and earnings among European university graduates

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dc.contributor.author Blázquez, Maite
dc.contributor.author Herrarte, Ainhoa
dc.contributor.author Llorente Heras, Raquel
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Análisis Económico, Teoría Económica e Historia Económica es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-23T11:07:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-23T11:07:04Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Economics of Education Review 62 (2018): 16-34 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7757 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/681759
dc.description.abstract While the effect of education and experience on labour market outcomes has been widely studied, the literature that analyses the influence of human capital competencies (talents, skills, and capabilities) is still relatively scarce. Using cross‐sectional data from the REFLEX Project, we investigate the effect of personal competencies (both cognitive and non‐cognitive) on two labour market outcomes among European university graduates: occupational status and earnings. Our estimates suggest that individuals endowed with a higher level of competencies are more likely to occupy managerial and professional positions and, to a lesser extent, technician jobs. Additionally, they also receive higher wages, but the relation is only significant for men. When we distinguish competencies according to their cognitive or non‐cognitive nature, we find that only the latter are significant in explaining occupational status. In contrast, cognitive competencies are more related with wages. As regards the role of specific competencies, our findings suggest that leadership is the most relevant competence for the occupational status of males, especially in managerial positions. In contrast, initiative and enterprise abilities seem to be the most relevant skills for women in such positions. Intelligence produces the highest rewards in terms of earnings among the male subsample, while none of the competencies exerts a significant impact on females’ wages en_US
dc.format.extent 43 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Economics of Education Review en_US
dc.rights © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject.other Competencies en_US
dc.subject.other Cognitive skills en_US
dc.subject.other Non‐cognitive skills en_US
dc.subject.other University graduates en_US
dc.subject.other Occupational status en_US
dc.subject.other Wages en_US
dc.title Competencies, occupational status, and earnings among European university graduates en_US
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Economía es_ES
dc.date.embargoend 2020-02-01
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.10.006 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.econedurev.2017.10.006 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 16 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 62 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 34 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion en
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.authorUAM Herrarte Sánchez, Ainhoa (258437)
dc.authorUAM Llorente Heras, Raquel (261570)


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