The assignment of workers to tasks with endogenous supply of skills

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Author: Dupuy, Arnaud


This paper presents a general equilibrium assignment model of workers to tasks with endogenous supply of skills. The model has two key features. First, skills are endogenous and multidimensional. Second, two types of assignment occur; workers self-select the type of skills to supply and firms assign workers to tasks/machines. Equilibrium is characterized by two functions mapping skills of each type to tasks and two wage functions, one for each type of skills, so that the wage distributions generally overlap. The model shows that the impact of any given skill-biased technical change on...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Income

Keywords: Employees; Human capital; Wage differential

Published: Bonn, Germany: IZA, 2013

Physical description: 33 p.

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Series: IZA discussion paper; no. 7303

Resource type: Discussion paper

Call number: TD/TNC 112.105

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