Productivity and the allocation of skills


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[The authors use] linked employer-employee data from 2004-2012, combined with individual qualifications data from 1994-2012, to study how graduates with different skills fare in the labour market in the six years after studying. [The authors] find that graduates experience improvements in earnings, and that they systematically move between jobs, industries and locations in a pattern that is consistent with their securing better job matches, particularly for high level [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] STEM graduates. [The authors] then estimate joint production function...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Students; Statistics; Performance; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Graduates; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Employees; Employers; Productivity; Human capital; Employment pattern; Education work relationship; Return on education and training

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Wellington, New Zealand: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, 2017

Physical description: iv, 39 p. (working paper) + [4] p. (executive summary)

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Also called: Productivity allocation and skills of graduates: an executive summary

Series: Motu working paper; no. 17-04

ISSN: 1176-2667 (print), 1177-9047 (online)

Resource type: Working paper

Rights: Copyright 2017 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and the authors. Short extracts, not exceeding two paragraphs, may be quoted provided clear attribution is given.

Document number: TD/TNC 128.177

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