2011

The Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Ability: Evidence from the Swedish Enlistment

Särtryck nr 2011:3

Författare: Erik Lindqvist och Roine VestmanÅr: 2011 Publikation: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics Årgång (nr): 3 (1) Sidor: 101–128
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We use data from the Swedish military enlistment to assess the importance of cognitive and noncognitive ability for labor market outcomes. The measure of noncognitive ability is based on a personal interview conducted by a psychologist. We find strong evidence that men who fare poorly in the labor market—in the sense of unemployment or low annual earnings—lack noncognitive rather than cognitive ability. However, cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of wages for skilled workers and of earnings above the median.


Referens:
Lindqvist, Erik och Roine Vestman (2011), "The Labor Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Ability: Evidence from the Swedish Enlistment". American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(1), 101–128.

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