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Unobserved Heterogeneity, Job Training and the Employer Size – Wage Effect in Australia


Lixin Cai


University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

C. Jeffrey Waddoups


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

June 2012

Australian Economic Review, Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 158-175, 2012

Abstract:     
This study attempts to clarify the nature of the employer size–wage effect in Australia by determining the extent to which it can be explained by observed and unobserved quality differences of workers. Our empirical results show that, for men, quality‐adjusted employer size–wage effects are quite small and are mostly driven by lower wages for workers in the smallest firms (fewer than 20 workers). For women, size–wage effects disappear when unobserved quality differences are accounted for. We also find that accounting for differences in the incidence of job training has no effect on the structure of wage differences by employer size.

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Date posted: June 3, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Cai, Lixin and Waddoups, C. Jeffrey, Unobserved Heterogeneity, Job Training and the Employer Size – Wage Effect in Australia (June 2012). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 158-175, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2073088 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2012.00680.x

Contact Information

Lixin Cai (Contact Author)
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )
Level 5, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia
C. Jeffrey Waddoups
University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( email )
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States
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