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Home | Events Archive | The Role of Within-Occupation Task Changes in Wage Development
Seminar

The Role of Within-Occupation Task Changes in Wage Development


  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Ronald Bachmann (Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
    Amsterdam
  • Date and time

    October 11, 2022
    15:30 - 16:30

Abstract
We examine how changes in task content over time condition occupational wage development. Using survey data from Germany, we document substantial heterogeneity in within-occupational changes in task content. Combining this evidence with administrative data on individual employment outcomes over a 25-year period, we find important heterogeneity in wage penalties amongst initially routine intensive jobs. While occupations that remain (relatively) routine intensive generate substantial wage penalties, occupations with a decreasing routine intensity experience stable or even increasing wages. These findings cannot be explained by composition or cohort effects. Joint paper with Gökay Demir, Colin Green and Arne Uhlendorff.