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TitleLocal human capital externalities or sorting? evidence from a displaced workers sample
Author(s)Cerejeira, João
KeywordsHuman capital externalities
Education
Wages
Agglomeration
Issue date2003
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
Series/Report no.Working paper series / NIPE
9
Abstract(s)In this paper we want to assess if the positive association between individual earnings and local average education is due to human capital externalities or just reflects some ommitted factors. Using a sample of displaced workers, we take into account firm characteristics as well as individual fixed e.ects. We find that, on average educational externalities are quite small, however it seems that these externalities are not captured equally by di.erent types of individuals. More educated workers benefit from a highly-educated environment relative to workers with lower levels of education (about 3% more) and these gains are not all acquired immediately, but through time.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/1358
AccessOpen access
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